With breakneck speed, NRC has rubberstamped DOE's half-baked application for permission to construct and operate a high-level radioactive waste dump at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Once NRC's docketing decision hits the Federal Register, likely in about two to three weeks, the State of Nevada and any other opponents to the Yucca dump will then have a mere 60 days to submit intervention contentions to NRC. The NRC proceeding will last for three to four years. If elected president, Barack Obama has pledged to withdraw the Yucca license application. John McCain, who has consistently voted in favor of the Yucca dump, has recently indicated the dump may not be needed after all.