LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are being asked to commit $3.6 million per year for the next two years to fight a federal proposal to bury the nation's most radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing a new presidential administration and a newly Republican Congress, top Nevada elected officials are gearing up to resume a 30-year fight to stop proposals to bury the nation's radioactive waste about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
According to a new independent poll conducted this month, Nevada voters are largely opposed to efforts to reopen the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and also don’t favor the hotel room tax hikes to help finance an NFL Stadium.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from elected officials in the state.
Spending time with Las Vegans who are likely to see their lives reshaped by the incoming administration, our writer finds that the dawn of the Trump era is creating new fears for some and revived opportunities for others.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he'll continue to oppose the creation of a high-level nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas regardless of whether President elect-Donald Trump decides to back idea.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Native American tribal leader says a federal report about underground water contamination from a proposed national nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert fails to consider people living in the Death Valley area.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says he'd be inclined to return federal land for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site back to the state, and "you decide what you want to do with Yucca Mountain."
Nevada is telling the Nuclear Regulatory Commission some 1,400 people in a rural Nevada farming community could be threatened if the nation's most radioactive waste is buried in the desert northwest of Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal agency reviewing plans for the long-stalled Yucca Mountain national nuclear waste dump in Nevada has set dates and places of public meetings about revisions to an environmental report.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trip by five U.S. Congress members to the mothballed site of a proposed national nuclear waste repository outside Las Vegas is stirring new talk about whether the nation's spent reactor fuel should be buried in Nevada.