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Energy Department Battles To Keep Yucca Mountain Complaints Secret

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Three administrative law judges reviewing tens of thousands of pages of records on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository appear to be leaning toward release of employee complaint records. The Department of Energy argues the records are a special set of files that are above and beyond in terms of level of confidentiality” and should only be released on a “need to know” basis under strict non-disclosure provisions. But one judge commented, “I’m off the reservation on this one.” (5/5/05)