Nuclear waste in the United States is currently stored at more than 120 temporary sites around the country.



Nye County residents split over Yucca


Nye County residents and officials are still divided on possible safety and environmental impacts of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.


Nevada hires state's former Yucca attorney


Former chief deputy attorney general hired under a $300,000 contract to continue Nevada's efforts to fight the nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain.


Nevadans question report on Yucca health risks


The federal Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project that's been presumed dead for five years still has a pulse.


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Nevada stakeholders voice input on Yucca Mountain nuclear disposal site

Hearing on “Federal, State, and Local Agreements and Economic Benefits for Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal,” Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (July 7, 2016)


In a hearing held last week on “Federal, State and Local Agreements and Economic Benefits for Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal,” the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment and the Economy Subcommittee heard statements from Nevada stakeholders concerning a repository for spent nuclear fuel at the Yucca Mountain site.


“Nevadans deserve to have honest brokers in their federal government, and they deserve to hear the unbiased, scientific results that all of their hard-earned dollars funded,” U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV) said.


Testimonies at the hearing discussed the impact of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the adequacy of funding provided to the state of Nevada and future infrastructure needs connected to the disposal facility.  Read more...


Watch the hearing...

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