NRC Chief Gives No End Date For Yucca Safety Review

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT) -- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane told a U.S. House panel Tuesday that the agency is complying with a court order to move forward with safety reviews for a proposed nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, Nev., but offered no timetable for completion, angering the panel's Republican members.

The D.C. Circuit ruled last month that the NRC had violated the Nuclear Waste Policy Act by halting consideration of the U.S. Department of Energy’s license application for Yucca. Macfarlane told the House Energy and Commerce Committee's...
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