Republicans Target NRC Head's Yucca Closure Actions

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT) -- House Republicans grilled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General Hubert Bell during a Tuesday hearing, saying a recent report by Bell indicated that NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko broke the law in shutting down the long-planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada.

Bell's report concluded that Jaczko withheld information from other commissioners about his plans to terminate a safety evaluation that was part of the U.S. Department of Energy's permit application for the site, a tactic that Republican members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce...
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