Stories tagged: Yucca Mountain
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for …
Fri., May 12, 2017
Tuesday’s collapse of an earthen tunnel at Hanford highlights long-standing concerns about the ways in which nuclear waste is stored.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Thirty years after Nevada’s Yucca Mountain was designated as America’s only dumping ground for nuclear waste, not a single isotope has been sent there.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
There is no telling how seriously the Trump administration will take the threat at Hanford, but there is little question that the departure of retiring Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2013, 1:46 p.m.
The federal government must resume work on a repository in Nevada that would take the high-level nuclear waste from Hanford, a federal court said today.
Thu., May 13, 2010
This commentary from the May 9 Tri-City Herald is presented in place of the customary Spokesman-Review editorial. They aren’t exactly breaking new ground. A coalition of Northwest environmental groups recently …
Fri., May 7, 2010, 1:53 p.m.
U.S. Reps. Doc Hastings and Jay Inslee say they will fight to keep the federal government from abandoning a proposed nuclear waste repository in Nevada.
Wed., April 14, 2010
YAKIMA – Washington state filed suit Tuesday to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over …
Tue., April 13, 2010, 12:05 p.m.
Washington state has filed suit to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over where the …
Mon., March 29, 2010, 8:20 a.m.
The tanks are still there, 177 in all, packed with 53 million gallons of radioactive waste. One million gallons have leached into the desert soil.
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009
In 1987 – a full 42 years after the onset of the Manhattan Project – Congress settled on Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the permanent repository for more than 14,000 …
Fri., May 29, 2009
With the growing concern over global warming, nuclear power plants have leaped back into the national conversation as a cleaner alternative to facilities powered by fossil fuels. However, the issue …
Fri., March 6, 2009
WASHINGTON – For two decades, a ridge of volcanic rock 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas known as Yucca Mountain has been the sole focus of government plans to store …