August 14, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been violating federal law by failing to accept or deny the pending Department of Energy (DOE) application for a waste storage facility at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, which ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Julia Zebley
US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will nominate Dr. Allison Macfarlane as the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Macfarlane is known as an advocate for safe nuclear waste removal and is notably opposed to the Yucca Mountain project. This project intended to ...[read more]
July 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday dismissed a case brought by Washington state, South Carolina and other local governments challenging the Depart of Energy (DOE) failure to make a permanent nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The plaintiffs, ...[read more]
August 8, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
State of Nevada v. Department of Energy, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, August 8, 2006. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
August 8, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit declined Tuesday to review a US Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to move nuclear waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository by rail, finding that some claims by the State of Nevada lacked merit while others were unripe. Nevada sued in the DC ...[read more]
March 23, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The state of Nevada filed a lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday, seeking documents related to the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, including documents which allegedly contain information that the proposed site cannot meet radiation safety standards mandated by the ...[read more]
September 2, 2005
by Chris Buell
Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval has challenged a Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision on regulations for the proposed nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, adding to a rash of litigation that has stalled the project for years. Sandoval's office on Thursday filed a suit over the NRC... ...[read more]
August 9, 2005
by Tom Henry
The Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday proposed new radiation exposure limits for the Yucca Mountain waste dump project with the goal of ensuring a safe public site for hundreds of thousands of years. The proposal is intended to satisfy a July 2004 court decision that rejected the EPA's ...[read more]
March 16, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Department of Energy said Wednesday that government employees may have falsified documents related to Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said that, while preparing for a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, several e- ...[read more]

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