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Inflation Hits Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump

Article: Inflation Hits Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump

WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2008 (ENS) – It will cost 38 percent more to build, operate and decommission the nation’s first nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada than the federal government estimated seven years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy said today in an updated life cycle cost estimate. The highly radioactive waste is…

Nuclear Waste Neighbors Look to Candidates for Relief

Article: Nuclear Waste Neighbors Look to Candidates for Relief

RED WING, Minnesota, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Ron Johnson is tribal council president of the Prairie Island Indian Community, a tribe that lives just 600 yards from 24 large containment units of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. Johnson and his tribe are some of the 169 million Americans living within 75 miles of temporary…

U.S. Nuclear Waste Repository Foes Speak Out

Article: U.S. Nuclear Waste Repository Foes Speak Out

TAKOMA PARK, Maryland, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – A dozen national organizations, joined by 68 state and local grassroots groups from across the country, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday in opposition to the high-level radioactive waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The groups also oppose shipping thousands of tons of…

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Yucca Mountain Conflict of Interest Probe

Article: Nevada Lawmakers Urge Yucca Mountain Conflict of Interest Probe

WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – A law firm that has represented the nuclear industry in cases concerning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, now has been hired by the U.S. Energy Department to fight in favor of the proposed facility. This is a conflict of interest, says the Nevada congressional delegation,…