"Obama Decision To Close Yucca Nuclear Dump Back in Court"

"RICHLAND, Wash. — A federal appeals court has decided to move ahead with lawsuits challenging the Department of Energy's authority to scrap plans to make Yucca Mountain, Nev., a national repository for nuclear waste.

The lawsuits had been on hold while the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals waited for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to decide whether DOE had the authority to withdraw its license application for Yucca Mountain."

Annette Cary reports for the Tri-City December 12, 2010.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010