Though Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has been vocal in his efforts to halt forward movement on a national nuclear waste repository in “his backyard,” partisan support has rallied with demands to rely on science rather than scare tactics. Republican Assemblyman James Oscarson and Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen have joined U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy in…

WASHINGTON — A call for Nevada to begin talks with the federal government over Yucca Mountain re-awakened strong feelings on Sunday over the prospects of burying high-level nuclear waste in the state. Debate about the once-proposed nuclear waste site largely had faded in the five years since the Obama administration moved to terminate the controversial…

By Cresent HardySpecial to the It was one of the first questions I was asked on the campaign trail last year. Do I support storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain? Even before I was asked about my plans for constituent services, how I planned to help veterans or seniors, or even ways to jumpstart the…

WASHINGTON — Nevada should open an “honest discussion” with the federal government over burying nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain to determine if citizens might want it and what benefits the state might obtain for hosting it, according to Rep. Cresent Hardy. Hardy, a Republican and the newest member of Nevada’s delegation to Congress, says the…

WASHINGTON — Two members of Congress from Nevada are reserving seats on the tour that will take a group of lawmakers to Yucca Mountain next month, a visit its organizer hopes will spark new interest in the shuttered nuclear waste site. Reps. Cresent Hardy and Mark Amodei, both Republicans, will join the April 9 excursion…

WASHINGTON — The new chairman of a Senate energy panel on Thursday announced he plans to concentrate on nuclear power this year, which includes a bid to finish an impasse on nuclear waste created when the Yucca Mountain repository was terminated. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told a nuclear market audience he would convene a series…

By Steve TetreaultParticular to the WASHINGTON — Analysts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday completed a safety evaluation that provides Yucca Mountain usually positive marks, but stops short of recommending it be granted a license to operate as a nuclear waste site. The report was released four days prior to the Obama administration released…

WASHINGTON — A bill being ready in Congress seeks to put Yucca Mountain back on the table as lawmakers seek to break a gridlock over managing and disposing of the nation’s nuclear waste. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., stated Tuesday legislation he is writing could be prepared for House floor votes by the summer season. He…