Spent Nuclear Fuel Edges Closer To Yucca

The Department of Energy has announced a timeline for the nuclear-waste site, as opposition intensifies in Nevada.
July 29, 2006, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The DOE has thrown its support behind legislation that would speed Yucca's progress by "streamlining" some remaining regulatory hurdles. "People on both sides of the aisle are seeing the need for an expansion of nuclear energy," says Craig Stevens, a spokesman for the department. "We're just looking at [the political dialogue] as a positive development in the discussion as we're moving ahead with the nuclear renaissance in this country."

After all, Yucca is widely touted as the world's most studied piece of real estate. The Nevada laboratory facility currently employs about 2,000 scientists and staff - a research effort that has already cost the government about $8 billion. Energy officials are convinced of the facility's safety."

Thanks to Ashwani Vasishth

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Published on Thursday, July 27, 2006 in The Christian Science Monitor
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