Thursday, July 1, 2010
Yucca Mountain on again
At least two sources are now reporting that the NRC has effectively told the DoE that it isn't a policy-making entity and that it cannot stop the Yucca Mountain waste disposal site project, and neither can the President right now, unless and until legislation is passed by Congress to reverse its previous law. In other words, the enviro-nuts can't just step in and stop something that's already legislated and mandated. Good for the NRC, I say; we need this project and many others working right now to serve their roles in the resurgence of nuclear energy.