Issue Date: July 24, 2006
GOVERNMENT & POLICY ROUNDUP
The Department of Energy has a new timeline for the long-delayed Yucca Mountain repository, projecting a March 2017 date to begin accepting spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste at the Nevada site. The repository was originally scheduled to begin operations in January 1998, but the project has been delayed by numerous lawsuits and budget shortages.
The U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board has issued its case study (www.csb.gov) of the Oct. 6, 2005, fire and explosion at Formosa Plastics' Point Comfort, Texas, facility. Among the study's recommendations is that Formosa provide fire-resistant clothing to workers at risk of flash fires.
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