House Panel Asks NRC Chief To Unveil Yucca Secrecy

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Republican lawmakers grilled the head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a House panel hearing Wednesday over what they said was the agency’s secrecy surrounding plans to shutter the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee demanded clarity from NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko as to whether the commission had voted on a U.S. Department of Energy request to cancel the Yucca Mountain project, suggesting Jaczko might have unilaterally told staff to end licensing review activities for...
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