NRC Winnows Objections To Yucca Mountain

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain has provoked hundreds of objections from a dozen adversaries, including the states of California and Nevada, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday largely backed the decisions of the boards charged with hearing the objections.

The NRC voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold the majority of the decisions of three review boards but reversed the decision to admit two objections from the state of Nevada that challenged the U.S. Department of Energy’s ability to operate Yucca Mountain as...
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