The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has seen bureaucratic turmoil in recent months as the chairman departs and Congress tries to appoint two new members. The issue that's driven all the turmoil is whether or not former Chairman Gregory Jaczko was sticking to the commission's business or trying to stymie Yucca Mountain. We look at what's been happening and how it will affect the future of Yucca Mountain.
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.
It looks as if the Obama Administration is set to shut down Yucca Mountain.
Is this the end? Will there be any other use for the repository? And how
will the administration square the end of the waste repository with its
promise to build more nuclear power plants? We discuss those issues with
experts and industry players.
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