ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released an online video decrying the proposed nuclear-waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain as an environmental risk opposed by Native American communities.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's U.S. senators and Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured a federal facility north of Las Vegas where the government is handling weapons-grade plutonium shipped from South Carolina.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas, saying the current system of scattered storage sites in dozens of states was unaccepta
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that President Trump’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year will include $116 million for the Department of Energy to restart the licensing process for Yucca Mountain to become a nuclear waste repository.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials postponed until at least January submitting an end-of-year report to the governor about state efforts to fight federal proposals to bury the nation's nuclear reactor waste north of Las Vegas.