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PNS Daily Newscast - May 13, 2021 


President Biden taps Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of Bureau of Land Management; and Colorado schools get new tools to help students distinguish between news, commentary and disinformation.


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Republicans oust Liz Cheney from her leadership role, Dr. Anthony Fauci urges more vaccinations, NAACP leaders voice support for voting rights legislation, and Nancy Pelosi is optimistic about the infrastructure bill.

Public News Service - NV: Nuclear Waste

The Trump administration is trying for the third time this year to get funds from Congress to revive a proposed nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. (State of Nevada)

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Opponents of reviving the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain held a panel discussion in East Las Vegas last night to raise awareness about the issue. The plans were shelved during the Obama administration, but U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has requested $116 m

Western Shoshone tribal leaders say a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain would expose their land and people to too much risk. (Johnny Bobb)

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TONOPAH, Nev. - The Western Shoshone Nation is inviting the public to join its protest this weekend against moves by the Trump administration to restart operations at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. Members began their annual sacred walk in Tonopah on Monday and will end in Mercury on

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)

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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

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)

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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

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevadans face three options when it comes to testing activities at the Department of Energy (DOE) Nevada National Security Site, located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Some say all three raise concerns about the possibility of disturbing radioactive residue. Jane Feldman, conse

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Las Vegas, NV – Nevada has a new solar energy plant, and this week, the nation's new president is being urged by environmental groups to keep the nation moving toward a cleaner and safer energy future. The state's newest solar generated power plant near Boulder City went online Thursday, but N

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Las Vegas, NV – Nevada's Native American tribes are denouncing a federal recommendation to triple the amount of nuclear waste to be sent to the Yucca Mountain Repository. Nevadans learned of the plan this week and Native Americans complain their members have been exposed to nuclear waste since

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Las Vegas, NV – It's a hearing on a proposal to build a small rail line, but it's expected to draw big protests today because the Caliente Rail Line would carry tens of thousands of tons of toxic nuclear waste. You had to sign up two weeks in advance to speak at this hearing, but that isn't st

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