YUCCA MOUNTAIN: State presses DOE on use of water (Review Journal)

LAS VEGAS–Nevada attorneys filed a pair of motions Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas asking a judge to compel the Department of Energy to stop using the state’s water for drilling bore holes at the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

The motion by Senior Deputy Attorney General Marta Adams asks the court for an order to make DOE “immediately cease its use of water for all bore hole drilling irrespective of ‘phase,'” and in the meantime reach a three-way agreement on appropriate water use at the site, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Read the complete story at the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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