In a key showdown on Wednesday, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expressed doubt about a government plan to build a nuclear waste storage facility in Yucca Mountain, Nev., questioning whether the plan included adequate environmental safeguards. The project's fate could well rest with the D.C. Circuit judges, who repeatedly grilled Bush administration lawyers about the EPA's decision to approve the site.
D.C. Circuit Hears Yucca Mountain Dispute
January 15, 2004