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September 28, 2013
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State appeals nuclear licensing order

The state of Nevada has filed a petition seeking to overturn the federal circuit court ruling ordering the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume the licensing of Yucca Mountain. The petition says the court “found that the NRC’s suspension of the Yucca Mountain licensing proceeding violated the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.” But, it says that ruling conflicts with well-established precedent in the District of Columbia and ignores the fact that Congress “often imposes deadlines but fails to appropriate the money necessary to meet them.” Congress, in fact, appropriated no funding for the Yucca Mountain project in either 2011 or …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 28, 2013 04:05PM Published Sep 28, 2013 02:31AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.