"Nuke Agency Resumes Yucca Mountain Review"

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has ordered its staff to get back to work finalizing a review of a controversial nuclear waste dump in Nevada."

"On Monday, the agency announced that it had restarted work on a safety evaluation report for the Yucca Mountain site and also asked the Energy Department to prepare an additional environmental impact statement.

The decision to restart work on the site comes three months after the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the agency to decide on a license application from the Energy Department."

Julian Hattem reports for The Hill November 18, 2013.

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Source: The Hill, 11/19/2013