Nuke chief: Regulators moving ‘promptly’ to restart Yucca review

Her testimony reminds the committee that the NRC doesn’t have enough cash to complete the review of the Energy Department’s (DOE) Yucca Mountain license application, and that no additional funds are in the current fiscal year budget.

“The matter of whether or not funds are appropriated for the fiscal year 2014 is before Congress and the fiscal year 2015 budget development process is well underway. As the court noted in its decision, the underlying policy debate related to the matter of future funding for the NRC license review of [the Energy Department’s] Yucca Mountain license application is for Congress and the President to address,” her testimony states.

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