New York City Mayor and presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio visited with veterans Saturday morning during one of his campaign stops this weekend in Las Vegas.
Nevada officials, with the help of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, turned away efforts to put money behind efforts to re-start the licensing process for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned.
Congressional supporters of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository are expected to try on Tuesday to put money toward getting a license for the facility.
A House bill stripped $116 million requested by President Trump to get a license to build the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, 90 miles north of Las Vegas.
Where do the Nevada politicians who oppose Yucca Mountain believe radioactive nuclear waste should be stored?
A concentrated effort in Congress to address the growing national stockpile of nuclear waste is underway and Nevada is bracing for a wave of new legislation and efforts to bury radioactive materials in the desert north of Las Vegas.
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Tuesday she struck a deal with Energy Secretary Rick Perry to remove a half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from the state starting in 2021, with assurances that no future shipments will come from South Carolina.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak sent a letter Tuesday underscoring the state’s opposition to nuclear waste storage to the chairman and ranking member of a Senate panel in advance of a hearing on reviving the licensing process needed to open Yucca Mountain.
Nevada senators said Monday they plan to testify against the health risks and dangers of transporting and storing nuclear waste near Las Vegas when a Senate panel begins consideration of legislation to resume licensing on the Yucca Mountain repository this week.