Reid Blasts NRC's Approval Of Yucca Nuclear Waste Site

Law360, New York (October 17, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Friday that dumping nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is a failed policy, following a recent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission report that concluded the proposed nuclear waste depository site meets environmental and safety requirements.

Reid's strong reaction comes a day after the NRC released the report, which determined that the U.S. Department of Energy's repository design for the Nevada site satisfies performance objectives to prevent radioactivity from endangering humans, contaminating groundwater or entering the environment. Reid has been staunchly opposed to the proposed...
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