GOP Questions Depth Of New Yucca Mountain Report

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday released a report detailing post-shutdown safety conditions at the canceled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, but House Republicans responded by calling for more information.

The 733-page Technical Evaluation Report was a replacement for the third volume in a series of Safety Evaluation Reports, prepared as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's permit application with the NRC. SER Volume 3, which dealt with post-closure safety at the planned repository, was replaced with the TER, which did not...
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