State panel to get nuclear waste repository update |

State panel to get nuclear waste repository update

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Three new Nuclear Projects Commission members are due to hear Nevada’s top anti-Yucca Mountain official outline efforts to stop a national nuclear waste dump from being built in Nevada.

Nevada nuclear projects chief Bruce Breslow and commission Chairman Richard Bryan are set Tuesday to welcome Lia Roberts, Brian Scroggins and Lois Tarkanian to the commission at Las Vegas City Hall.

The three were named to the seven-member panel last month by Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons.

Breslow and the panel lead state efforts to stop the Energy Department from burying the nation’s spent nuclear reactor fuel 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Officials say Nevada has to keep fighting until the government pulls its licensing application or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denies it.