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Nev. seeks money for nuclear fight

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2001

The state of Nevada is asking its local governments to pitch in money to fight a possible nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain.

But so far, not many have responded with donations to the Nevada Protection Fund. The director of the state’s Agency for Nuclear Projects, Bob Loux, says the process is just beginning and he hopes more communities can contribute.

The fund has a little more than $5 millionb but $4 million came from the state Legislature.

State officials and tribes in the area oppose the project which would bring tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste to the site. The Department of Energy is studying the feasibility of the site and will make a recommendation on whether it should be designated as a respository.

Get the Story:
Few cities donate to fight nuclear waste dump (The Reno Gazette-Journal 11/21)

Relevant Links:
The Yucca Mountain Project, Department of Energy - http://www.ymp.gov

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