Yucca Mountain suit revived
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A federal appeals court on Monday revived a federal lawsuit affecting the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste facility in Nevada.

The case centers on whether Nevada's decision to reject water permits for the proposed site should be decided in federal or state court. In a split 2-1 decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court was wrong to abstain from hearing the dispute between the United States and Nevada.

The proposed facility has drawn significant opposition from the state. Area tribes also oppose the site, should Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham recommend it be approved.

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Yucca lawsuit will be litigated in federal court (AP 10/16)

Relevant Links:
The Yucca Mountain Project, Department of Energy -

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