Federal judge says drilling must stop at nuke dump site in Nevada (AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP)–A federal judge has ruled that Nevada can shut off water needed for bore hole drilling at the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

In a strongly worded order focusing on federal “credibility and good faith,” U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt in Las Vegas said the Department of Energy could not ignore state limitations and continue using water for drilling test holes near the repository site.

“This entire ‘crisis’ is self-imposed and self-created,” Hunt said in his 24-page order, dated Friday but distributed among the parties on Tuesday.

Read the complete story at the Nevada Appeal.

Download the ruling by Judge Hunt.

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