BREAKING NEWS ~ Yucca Mountain papers may have been falsified Jeannie Shawl at 3:21 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Department of Energy [official website] said Wednesday that government employees may have falsified documents related to Nevada's Yucca Mountain [official website] nuclear waste project. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman [official profile] said that, while preparing for a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, several e-mails from a US Geological Survey employee were discovered in which the employee "indicated that he had fabricated documentation of his work." Bodman said that the department is investigating what kind of information was falsified and whether it would affect the scientific underpinnings of the project. AP has more.
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