By Julian Hattem - 08/23/13 09:52 PM EDT
Congress called for the site to be built in the 1980s, but President Obama ordered that the NRC halt its review of the Yucca Mountain site in 2010. He promised to kill the project in Nevada, where local officials have largely opposed it, during the 2008 presidential campaign.
A ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, however, called that action illegal and ordered the agency to get back to work.
The NRC has previously claimed that it did not have enough money to finish the review.
The House lawmakers want the NRC to release a safety evaluation report on the proposed site as well as monthly progress reports and an explanation about the steps the agency has taken to comply with the court order.
Shimkus and Upton requested that the hearing take place on September 10.