Yucca Mountain http://www.kplu.org en Judge Rules Yucca Mountain Must Move Forward with Licensing http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-rules-yucca-mountain-must-move-forward-licensing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s state attorney is praising an appeals court decision on a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The ruling requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to get the licensing process back on track for Yucca Mountain.</span></p><p>The state of Washington wants Yucca Mountain to be the permanent waste repository for radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But President Barack Obama buried the project because of opposition from Nevada’s political leaders.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has to continue forward with the licensing of the facility.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 04:19:49 +0000 Anna King 9621 at http://www.kplu.org Judge Rules Yucca Mountain Must Move Forward with Licensing Wash. files suit on Yucca Mountain consideration http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-files-suit-yucca-mountain-consideration YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington state has filed another lawsuit to compel the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume consideration of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:02:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2212 at http://www.kplu.org House move on Yucca nuke repository could help Hanford http://www.kplu.org/post/house-move-yucca-nuke-repository-could-help-hanford <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would breathe new life into the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The House will vote today on a larger spending bill that includes a budget increase for reviewing the project.</p><p>Some nuclear cleanup advocates are concerned that if Yucca Mountain doesn&#39;t open, it could mean high level waste could be permanently stored at Washington&#39;s Hanford Nuclear Reservation.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:28:32 +0000 Anna King 2098 at http://www.kplu.org House move on Yucca nuke repository could help Hanford Washington to argue for Yucca Mountain waste storage project http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-argue-yucca-mountain-waste-storage-project <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958631.mp3</p><p>Japan&#39;s nuclear reactor crisis has sharpened the debate over where the U.S. will store its radioactive waste in the long-term. Tuesday the State of Washington and other plaintiffs will argue in federal court that the Obama administration should not abandon the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:01:21 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 1036 at http://www.kplu.org