NRC Staff Slam Chairman Over Yucca Mountain Decision

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT) -- Several members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday told a House subcommittee that the agency's chairman and other senior officials suppressed information and allowed political pressure to influence the decision to scrap Nevada's long-planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, NRC civilian staff members responsible for conducting the safety evaluation and technical reviews of the license application for the Yucca Mountain repository blasted high-ranking commission officials for shirking policy by...
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