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Nevada takes shot to end Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Yucca license process

Nevada is asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to revisit the issue of Yucca Mountain so the state can make its case to close the suspended licensing process.

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Cortez Masto presses DOE secretary on plan to seek Yucca alternatives

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette sought to reassure Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on Tuesday that the Department of Energy plans to seek alternatives to storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, but he stopped short of backing an effort to change the law designating the site for a national repository.

A miner walking inside the South Portal at Yucca Mountain

Yucca bill advanced by panel not likely to see House floor

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would restart the licensing process for building a national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, but the measure, which is opposed by the state’s congressional delegation, is not expected to get a vote on the House floor.

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