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  • State's big nuke waste fight takes a hit

    A federal judge has struck down a series of Utah laws meant to block a planned high-level nuclear waste storage facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.

  • Utahns could kill radioactive dump

    In Utah, an initiative that would triple the cost of disposal at Envirocare's radioactive waste dump in Tooele County and it from taking hotter wastes is being fiercely fought by the company.

  • Nuclear waste road accidents don't faze WIPP

    Recent road accidents involving nuclear waste-carrying trucks on the road from Idaho to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in Carlsbad, N.M., are statistically normal, WIPP says, and no cause for special concern.

  • Yucca heads for the courts

    The Senate's approval of a nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain means the struggle moves on to its next phase, in the courts.

  • Bomb blasting goes bust

    Following a lawsuit by a coalition of Indian tribes, environmental groups and private citizens, the Sierra Army Depot has stopped burning and blasting old munitions near Herlong, Calif., and is looking to burn and blast elsewhere.

  • Yucca Mountain debate goes nuclear

    The battle over storing nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain is heating up in Congress as well as in Nevada and the West.

  • GAO drops a bomb on Yucca Mountain

    A General Accounting Office audit recommends that Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham wait several years to make a decision on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, until studies are complete and serious questions answered.

  • Nuclear storage site splinters Goshutes

    A proposed high-level nuclear waste storage area on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in western Utah is coming under attack from some tribal critics as well as other opponents.

  • A bitter valley waits

    Residents of Nevada's Amargosa Valley, not far from Yucca Mountain, seem to be mostly ambivalent over the prospect of the high-level nuclear waste dump opening.

  • Can Nevada bury Yucca Mountain?

    The unexpected power shift in the U.S. Senate raises environmentalists' hopes that the high-level nuclear waste dump proposed for Yucca Mountain in Nevada, which once seemed unstoppable, may not be a "done deal" after all.

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