DOE launches nuclear probe
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DECEMBER 12, 2000

Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson on Tuesday launched an internal investigation into allegations of bias over the proposed use of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a nuclear waste site.

The investigation delays an expected report and recommendation on the site. A government document obtained by the Las Vegas Sun sugested that the Department of Energy was leaning towards recommending the site without a full scientific study.

On a related issue, eight companies are suing the Department over a contract it signed with another company. The companies pay money to a national waste fund while they say Peco Energy Co. essentially gets paid by the government for contributing less.

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Prosecution possible in Yucca probe; DOE is sued over nuclear storage deal (The Las Vegas Sun 12/13)

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