Articles Tagged: Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain and the Rule of Law

In 1982, Congress passed and the President signed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act that directed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to approve or disapprove DOE’s application to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Although Yucca Mountain was extensively studied for over a decade, confirming it the best site for nuclear waste, nothing was done until 2008 when the Bush Administration filed an application with the NRC.

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