NRC Moves Ahead With Court-Ordered Yucca Mountain Review

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 5:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that it had directed agency staff to complete safety reviews for a proposed nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, three months after the D.C. Circuit rapped the agency for stopping the work over policy and funding concerns.

The D.C. Circuit ruled in August 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 Mountain. In a 2-1 decision, the court rejected the commission’s contention that it...
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