Energy Dept. seeks quick resolution to Yucca Mountain case

04/13/2010 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Department of Energy has written an 11-page appeal to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, asking for a fast resolution on whether the agency can withdraw its application to make Nevada's Yucca Mountain a nuclear-waste repository. The commission's three-judge panel recently voted to postpone further hearings on the case. The U.S. District Court of Appeals has consolidated three lawsuits challenging the Energy Department's authority to retract its application without congressional approval.

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