Volume 93 Issue 6 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 9, 2015

Yucca Mountain Remains Stalled

Nuclear waste: Site safety confirmed, but construction not recommended
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Yucca Mountain, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, nuclear waste repository

The Department of Energy’s plan for building a national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, is technically sound, but several steps remain before construction can be recommended, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said last week.

NRC staff released the final two volumes in an extensive five-part safety evaluation, finding no concerns that would preclude the site from receiving nuclear waste. However, the report recommends that the . . .

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