BEYOND NUCLEAR PUBLICATIONS
Search
JOIN OUR NETWORK

     

     

 

 

Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain, the Nevada-based, scientifically flawed and politically unjust proposed high-level radioactive waste repository has now been canceled. However, pro-nuclear forces in Congress have not abandoned Yucca and funding is still allocated to the project.

.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Thursday
Dec132018

Nevada officials watching federal Yucca, plutonium proposals

Updated - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tuesday
Dec112018

NV Gov. Sandoval urges lawmakers not to allocate funds for Yucca Mountain

Updated - Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Las Vegas Review-Journal - Sandoval urges lawmakers not to allocate funds for Yucca Mountain - Gary Martin

Thursday
Dec062018

61 Organizations Oppose Nuclear Waste Language in Year-End Legislation

As posted at NRDC's website.

Letter from 61 organizations [including Beyond Nuclear] opposing attempts to push the contentious licensing of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in year-end legislation. While we acknowledge that the national failure to deliver a final resting place for highly toxic, radioactive nuclear waste that will be dangerous for millennia is of profound concern, we urge Congress not take this deeply unwise course of action for the reasons laid out in the letter.

See the letter at this direct link.

Tuesday
Dec042018

Nevada Balks at Feds’ Plan to Transport Plutonium for Storage Near Vegas and Yucca Mountain

As reported by Paul Roupe at Courthouse News.

The one metric ton of plutonium is weapons-grade. The targeted storage site is the so-called Nevada National Security Site, formerly called the Nevada Test Site.

Full-scale nuclear weapons were detonated at the NTS between 1951 and 1992 (including more than a decade of above-ground testing; one-third of underground tests nonetheless leaked to the atmosphere), resulting in countless cases of disease and death downwind.

The NNSS is located in Newe Sogobia, Western Shoshone Indian land, as acknowledged by the "peace and friendship" Treaty of Ruby Valley, signed by the U.S. government in 1863.

The NNSS is also located near Yucca Mountain, also long targeted -- for the permanent dumping of high-level radioactive waste from both commercial atomic reactors, as well as the DOE nuclear weapons complex.

A major aspect of Nevada's lawsuit challenges the U.S. Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration's lack of transportation safety and security planning, a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Monday
Dec032018

Yucca Mountain and Consolidated Storage Part of the Federal Shutdown Funding "Game"

(Thank you to Don Hancock of SRIC in NM for calling our attention to this news.)

As reported by George Cahlink, Geof Koss, Jeremy Dillon and Kellie Lunney, at E&E Daily:

House Energy-Water Appropriations Chairman Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) said last week that discussions continued with the Senate to send some funds to Yucca Mountain, the stalled nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

But Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the Senate Energy-Water Appropriations panel, said last week she is still pushing an interim nuclear waste storage plan in return for funding for Yucca
Mountain in fiscal 2019. "They want money for Yucca, but I think that's a problem," she told E&E News.

The prospect of Yucca funding in the spending bill has caught the attention of Nevada's Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen.

See the Cortez Masto and Rosen letter, here.

Page 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 42 Next 5 Entries »