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USA House committee advances a Bill for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project

House panel votes to advance Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project, The Hill,   A House committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to advance a bill meant to move along the stalled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

The legislation would set a time limit for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to approve the project and makes a necessary land transfer for the project.

It also allows the Department of Energy (DOE) to permit an interim nuclear waste storage site before Yucca has its licensing process completed.

If the legislation becomes law, it would bring Yucca closer to reality, 30 years after Congress decided — over the objections of the state of Nevada — to designate the site as the nation’s repository for high-level nuclear waste…..

The amended bill lets the DOE give its approval to a privately operated interim waste storage site that can hold spent fuel and other waste while Yucca is constructed…… http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/339837-house-panel-votes-to-advance-yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-project

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June 30, 2017 - Posted by | politics, USA, wastes

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