As rep john shimkus (r-ill), chairman of the house environment and the economy subcommittee, leads a bipartisan congressional tour this week of the proposed geologic repository at yucca mountain, nevada, here are some top facts on the project's long and storied history. I came to nevada to work as an animal ecologist for bechtel saic company, llc (bsc) on the us department of energy yucca mountain project (ymp) in 1995 bsc was a company formed by bechtel and science applications international corporation (saic) to manage the yucca mountain project i stayed until 2006,. A resolution against plans to store spent nuclear fuel at yucca mountain came up for discussion in the legislature as the trump administration seeks to revive the project. A proposed national budget from the white house of donald trump seeks to greenlight the on-again, off-again nuclear waste repository at yucca mountain, nevada the move, if approved by congress, would overturn the policy of the obama administration, which froze the yucca mountain project in 2009. Carson city — nevada officials are moving ahead with efforts to fight the yucca mountain project the state board of examiners unanimously decided on wednesday to increase the contract between the attorney general's office and adams natural resources consulting services by $150,000 and. Then it was trump's turn in a proposed budget last week that otherwise slashes non-defense spending, the trump administration found $120 million to restart an approval process for yucca mountain the project that former nevada senator harry reid, perhaps its fiercest critic, denounced as “dead” is back.
Bechtel saic and the yucca mountain project bechtel saic, llc is a joint enterprise of bechtel national and science applications international corporation (saic) bsc is the management and operating contractor for the yucca mountain project of the us department of energy (doe) yucca mountain , located about 100. Reno — the illinois congressman shepherding a bill through the us house of representatives that would advance the long-stalled yucca mountain project told northern nevada business leaders tuesday that he expects a floor vote soon, but didn't give an exact timeline republican rep john shimkus. A house committee voted overwhelmingly wednesday to advance a bill meant to move along the stalled yucca mountain nuclear waste repository in nevada the legislation would set a time limit for the nuclear regulatory commission (nrc) to approve the project and makes a necessary land transfer for.
President barack obama's proposed budget all but kills the yucca mountain project, a site in nevada where energy companies had planned to dispose of spent fuel rods (photo by scott olson/getty images) recall yucca mountain, the site that was intended to be the permanent burial for the nation's. The yucca mountain project originated from the 1982 nuclear waste policy act, “ to provide for the development of repositories for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, to establish a program of research, development, and demonstration regarding the disposal of high-level radioactive waste.
Memorandum to: e roy hawkens chief administrative judge from: annette l vietti-cook, secretary /ra/ subject: staff requirements – comsecy-17-0019 – yucca mountain project activities in carrying out its responsibilities under the court's decision in in re aiken county, the. The purpose of the yucca mountain project is to comply with the nuclear waste policy act of 1982 and develop a national site for spent nuclear fuel and high- level radioactive waste storage the management and operating contractor as of april 1, 2009 for the project is usa repository services, a consortium of government. And while most of nevada's federal delegation and governor brian sandoval are adamantly against the yucca mountain project, its host county has a different take nye county is officially neutral on it but its county commission chair says if the science continues to prove it's a safe facility, they're all for it.
Washington (cnn) -- when congress decided to bury the nation's nuclear waste in yucca mountain, nevada, the federal government moved at the pace of a glacier but when the political winds changed and the government decided to shut down the project, it acted with unusual speed, according to a. Nevada residents have strongly resisted the project sen catherine cortez masto, d-nev, who took reid's senate seat upon his retirement last year, told fox news that she will continue to “fight against this” and any other attempt to “ revive this reckless project” “trump's attempt to revive yucca mountain is. As i remembered correctly, there was a survey conducted by a local las vegas newspaper in 2007 regarding nevadans for or against the disposal of high level waste at yucca mountain, the response was a resounding 75%+ for the project the result was posted in the newspaper for one day, and then.