US government ordered to act on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project

Reuters: A federal appeals court said on Tuesday that the US nuclear regulatory commission can no longer delay a decision on whether to issue a permit for the long-stalled nuclear waste project at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. On a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of the US court of appeals for the District of Columbia circuit ordered the commission to promptly decide to license the project or reject the application. The Obama administration, which picks the Senate-confirmed commissioners, wants to abandon the......

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