Yucca Mountain work continues (LVRJ)

LAS VEGAS—Is it science? Or is it defiance?

It’s both, say federal and state officials embroiled in a court battle over using Nevada’s water for drilling operations at the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

On Thursday, an 8,000-gallon tanker truck churned through Midway Valley delivering water to several drill rigs, six days after the state engineer ordered the Department of Energy to stop using the water for the drilling project. The use of the water for collecting rock samples deep in the Earth’s crust defies a court-approved agreement. Read the complete story at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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