Thursday, February 04, 2010

DOE Withdrawing Yucca Mountain Application To NRC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) filed the paperwork on February 2 to withdraw its application to develop the Yucca Mountain site as the repository for nuclear waste, which was being considered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. This action followed the news on Monday, February 1 that President Barack Obama would eliminate funding in the FY 2011 budget for the underground repository.

DOE submitted its application to the NRC for the Nye County, Nevada project on June 3, 2008.

The Center supports the Yucca Mountain site as the national repository for our nation's nuclear waste.

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