US Could Pay Big Without Yucca Alternative: GAO

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The federal government's failure to replace the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project in Nevada could cost hundred of millions of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

In a report drafted in March and released last week, the GAO said recent moves by the U.S. Department of Energy to terminate the Yucca Mountain site could complicate agreements the DOE and U.S. Navy made with five states to relocate some 13,000 metric tons nuclear waste, resulting in stiff fines for the federal government and...
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