[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a case brought by Washington state, South Carolina and other local governments challenging the Depart of Energy (DOE) [official website] failure to make a permanent nuclear waste repository [Berkeley Lab backgrounder] in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The plaintiffs, responsible for the temporary storage of nuclear waste, challenged both a decision of the DOE to withdraw its application from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission…