NV Lawmakers Pledge Resistance to Yucca Mountain

NV Lawmakers Pledge Resistance to Yucca Mountain
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A $1.1 trillion budget blueprint by President Donald Trump that includes a revival of Yucca Mountain as a repository for nuclear waste was declared “dead on arrival” Thursday by Nevada's two U.S. senators.

And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, said opposition in the state to the proposal would be fierce.

“Any attempt to resurrect this ill-conceived project will be met with relentless opposition and maximum resources,” Sandoval said.

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