Congresswoman Dina Titus has given the Department of Energy an ultimatum: Tell us what you plan to do with the nuclear waste in Tennessee and how you intend to transport it to Nevada. The DOE is doing an environmental impact study on the transport of low-level nuclear waste to the former Nevada test site. One of the recomendations would be to drive it directly through Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the debate on Yucca Mountain continues.
For years, the federal government just didn't know what to do with its stockpile of Uranium 233. The experimental fuel had been created as an alternative to naturally occuring uranium, but was abandoned by the government in the 1970s.
On Friday, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee released a scathing report on the work of the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jazcko. The committee will be holding hearings on allegations on Tuesday.
Back in January, President Obama said to shut Yucca Mountain down. But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled he couldn't do that, and other states complained they'd have nowhere to send their waste. So where do we stand with Yucca now? Where will all that waste go? And what will happen to all the Yucca employees who are suddenly out of a job? We want to hear your thoughts.