12 Sep '11, 11am

How Dead Is Yucca Mountain?: Does a vote taken on Friday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seal the waste rep...

How Dead Is Yucca Mountain?: Does a vote taken on Friday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seal the waste rep...

Associated Press Protesters outside a town hall meeting held last spring by President Obama in Reno, Nev., demanded that he reverse his decision to shelve the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to kill Yucca Mountain again, sort of. The project has become more complex than nuclear physics. Yucca Mountain, a volcanic structure 100 miles from Las Vegas, was the government’s lead candidate for a nuclear waste repository, but President Obama, making good on a campaign pledge, cut funding for an Energy Department plan to build there, meaning that the country would have to restart the search for a burial spot. The vote on Friday grew out of that policy but did not simplify matters. The complexity starts with a plan that Congress established in the 1980s for creating the waste repository. It was supposed to be built by the Energy ...

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