DOE Pulls Plan To Store Nuclear Waste At Yucca Site

Law360, New York (March 4, 2010, 5:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has formally moved to pull the plug on a plan to turn Nevada's Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste repository, while at least two other states have promised to launch legal objections to the decision.

In a highly anticipated move Wednesday, the DOE filed a motion with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw the license application for a nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain with prejudice, signaling that the department has no intention of reopening the issue.

The withdrawal made...
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