Nev. AG Contests EPA Radiation Standards At Yucca

Law360 (October 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Nevada attorney general has challenged a federal agency's radiation standards for the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, arguing that the project has been “steamrolled” through licensing at the expense of public health.

On Friday, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto petitioned against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's “Public Health and Environmental Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada,” in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

The petition alleges that the U.S. Department of Energy's own data show that, under the EPA's...
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