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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - NV: Water

The EPA safety standard calls for the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository to verify it will protect against radiation for one million years. (State of Nevada)

NYE COUNTY, Nev. – Nevada conservation groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration this week to spend $110,000 to start the process of licensing a nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will now start gathering documents and plans that go bac

Lake Mead is part of the Colorado River system, key to water planning in the Southwest.(Ladyheart/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS -- The 21st century is going to be a whole lot drier than the last one - in Nevada and up and down the Colorado River basin. Water managers are going to have to use every tool in the arsenal to keep the water flowing. That's the main message at a panel on water resources being held Thurs

The idea of a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain is widely opposed in Nevada, but is nonetheless being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. (Taliesin/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The proposal to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, outside Las Vegas, may be getting new life at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Environment. President Trump recently proposed $120 million to res

Happi American Horse chains himself to construction equipment at an August protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Desiree Kane/Wikimedia Commons)

RENO, Nev. – About a hundred Nevadans are expected to rally in Reno today, part of a 200-city national day of action to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not restart construction for now, in order to facilitate more discussion with the

The case against a proposed mine that would unearth the metal molybdenum goes to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today. (andriano_cz/iStockphoto)

EUREKA, Nev. – The battle to stop the proposed Eureka mine at Mount Hope, Nevada, moves to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco today. Attorneys for the Western Mining Action Project will ask the three-judge panel to overturn a Reno federal district court's ruling that upheld t

President Obama will speak at the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Wednesday. (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - President Obama will headline the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit on water clarity on Wednesday. He'll be joined by a slate of heavy hitters, including Senator Harry Reid, as well as Governor Jerry Brown and Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California. The event, at

A new study finds the lake in the pit of the former Lone Tree Mine near Battle Mountain is leaching water from the nearby Humboldt River, reducing flow. (Tom Myers)

RENO, Nev. - Mining is shortchanging other water uses in drought-stricken Nevada -- even after a mine shuts down, according to a new report. When the Lone Tree Mine near Battle Mountain stopped operating in 2007, the study found, the nearby Humboldt River lost 180,000 acre-feet of flow. Report aut

This week is Fix-A-Leak week, so the Nevada Public Utilities Commission has tips for people to help combat the drought.(Earl53/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - American households waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, mostly through seemingly small leaks. Today through Friday, it's Fix-A-Leak week, part of the WaterSense program. Nevada is in its fifth year of drought, so the Ne

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