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April 26, 2017

House to revive Yucca Mountain fight

  • Elected Body
  • Energy

The Hill – A House committee will kick up a smoldering, years-long fight over a controversial nuclear waste storage facility next week.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's environment panel will hold a hearing on Wednesday to consider a bill that would revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

The bill would give federal agencies more power over the Yucca site, sidestepping Nevada's ability to withhold permits for the project. Committee leaders last week hailed it as a proposal to get the Yucca project back on track.

Read more at The Hill.

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