Catherine Cortez Masto
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June 6, 2008
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Why the Yucca application should be rejected

The United States Department of Energy submitted its license application for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission on June 3.

Nevada's experts reviewed the application and quickly concluded that it is neither viable nor complete. Therefore, I directed our state's legal team to request that NRC decline to docket it and return it to DOE until the missing information can be provided and the requisite rules and regulations are fully in place.

The long anticipated license application, filed at the behest of DOE higher-ups and representatives in the commercial nuclear power industry, …

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