Red Wing and Prairie Island tribal leaders hail Yucca Mountain progress
A major step toward building a national nuclear waste repository has met with support from Red Wing leaders.
The Department of Energy on Wednesday submitted its license application to build a facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev., where proponents hope to store spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.
If accepted, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will undertake what
officials estimate will be a three-year licensing process.