August 14, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been violating federal law by failing to accept or deny the pending Department of Energy (DOE) application for a waste storage facility at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, which ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Julia Zebley
US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will nominate Dr. Allison Macfarlane as the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Macfarlane is known as an advocate for safe nuclear waste removal and is notably opposed to the Yucca Mountain project. This project intended to ...[read more]
February 12, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted Thursday to issue the first US license for a new nuclear power plant in over 30 years. In a 4-1 vote the NRC approved an application by Southern Company for an issuance of two Combined Construction and Operating Licenses (COL), the first such licenses ...[read more]
May 19, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Thursday upheld the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to renew the operating license of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant. The court held the NRC did not abuse its discretion in renewing the license for another 10 years for the 40- ...[read more]
July 5, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Three administrative law judges with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board have denied a request by the Obama administration and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to withdraw the government's application for a license to construct a permanent nuclear waste ...[read more]
June 3, 2006
by Tom Henry
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must examine the risk of a terrorist attack when it considers the environmental effect of a proposed expansion project at California's Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The Commiss... ...[read more]
March 23, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The state of Nevada filed a lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday, seeking documents related to the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, including documents which allegedly contain information that the proposed site cannot meet radiation safety standards mandated by the ...[read more]
September 2, 2005
by Chris Buell
Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval has challenged a Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision on regulations for the proposed nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, adding to a rash of litigation that has stalled the project for years. Sandoval's office on Thursday filed a suit over the NRC... ...[read more]
March 16, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Department of Energy said Wednesday that government employees may have falsified documents related to Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said that, while preparing for a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, several e-mails... ...[read more]

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