Society News Archive

13 August 2013
Court Orders NRC to Continue Yucca Mountain Review

A report on the website Politico states that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must resume its long-slumbering review of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage project.

"[U]nless and until Congress authoritatively says otherwise or there are no appropriated funds remaining, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must promptly continue with the legally mandated licensing process," Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote for the majority in the 2-1 decision.

Read more here.

Access the complete opinion and dissent and a separate concurrence by clicking here.