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Associated Press
October 22, 2019 - 5:54 am
A federal judge agreed Monday to allow Nevada to amend its lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department as the state tries to force the agency to remove weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas.
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Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 6:23 am
Lawyers for Nevada and the U.S. Energy Department are accusing each other of contradicting their own past arguments as the state seeks to restart a legal challenge to force the government to remove weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped last year to a site near Las Vegas.
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Rick Perry
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August 02, 2019 - 10:45 am
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he visited a national security site near Las Vegas for the second time in three months to help demonstrate his commitment to transparency of the handling of radioactive waste and other nuclear materials in Nevada.
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July 11, 2019 - 5:54 am
A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged multiple shipments of low-level radioactive waste to a site north of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out of compliance with safety regulations for years.
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June 28, 2019 - 7:45 am
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.
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June 13, 2019 - 6:27 am
A U.S. House committee has blocked the latest attempt in Congress to restart the licensing process for a nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.
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May 23, 2019 - 6:41 am
Nevada lawmakers helped beat back the latest effort to restart the licensing process necessary to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain north of Las Vegas.
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May 22, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Nevada lawmakers helped beat back the latest effort to restart the licensing process necessary to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain north of Las Vegas.
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Bernie Sanders
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May 17, 2019 - 4:05 pm
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.
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May 10, 2019 - 8:24 am
Nevada’s U.S. senators and Energy Secretary Rick Perry are set to tour a site north of Las Vegas where the federal government is handling weapons-grade plutonium shipped from South Carolina.
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