The nation’s top nuclear energy regulator voted on Tuesday to proceed with the information-gathering stage of approving a license for the contentious nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 2-1 to begin actions related to the review of the Department of Energy’s license to build the radioactive waste facility after the Obama administration attempted to scuttle the program entirely.
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved further actions related to its review of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) application for authorisation to construct a high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Yucca Mountain has since 1987 been named in the US Nuclear Waste Policy Act as the sole initial repository for disposal of the country’s used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive wastes.
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