Issue Date: March 16, 2015
More Money Needed For Yucca Mountain
In its recent fiscal 2016 budget request, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission did not ask for funds it would need to finish licensing for the construction of Yucca Mountain, the nation’s proposed site for long-term nuclear waste storage. This absence raised eyebrows in a Senate appropriations hearing on March 4. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development, suggested money could be made available to complete the . . .
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