Nuclear agency begins work to consider Yucca Mountain site
August 9, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking steps to review the planned revival of the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
The nuclear agency said Tuesday it will spend up to $110,000 from its current budget to gather documents and other information about the Yucca Mountain site, which the Obama administration abandoned in 2010. The Trump administration has begun steps to revive the repository site amid bipartisan opposition from Nevada lawmakers.
The nuclear agency said its preliminary activities "will enable efficient, informed decisions" as off...