D.C. Circuit Majority: Agency Should Decide On Yucca Mountain Application

D.C. Circuit Majority: Agency Should Decide On Yucca Mountain Application

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A 2-1 panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 13 granted a request for mandamus relief stemming from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's failure to take action on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) application to build a nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, finding that the agency is breaking the law by not rendering a decision on the application (In re: Aiken County, et al., No. 11-1271, D.C. Cir.).

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