CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should hold any licensing hearings on the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/19UUuGJ ) reports that the attorney general's office and Agency for Nuclear Projects submitted their request Friday to the regulatory commission, which has been ordered by a federal appeals court to resume hearings.
Nevada also wants the same panel of three administrative judges who presided over previous proceedings to conduct the hearings to avoid having to educate new judges on the issues.
A decision has not yet been made about whether to ask for reconsideration of the 2-1 appeals court decision to resume hearings or to request that the full U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., hear the case.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com
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