Mar 15, 2009

20 years and $10 billion on studies...

Nuclear industry to fight Yucca Mountain bill

The government's policy has been to place the material in an underground repository under development at Yucca Mountain, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. But President Barack Obama opposes the Yucca site and has indicated he plans to dramatically scale back the project. .

But some in the nuclear industry are troubled that Reid's intent is for the study panel to take Nevada off the table entirely as it evaluates nuclear waste policies. The government has focused solely on the Yucca site for more than 20 years, spending more than $10 billion on studies.

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