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Groups want Yucca Mountain pushed through

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2001

A group of nuclear power industry leaders and state officials in Eastern states on Thursday joined together in disregarding a Congressional investigation that called for a delay in a plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada.

The coalition said the Department of Energy should not listen to the General Accounting Office and delay action on the Yucca Mountain project. They urged Secretary Spencer Abraham -- who has called the GAO report "fatally flawed" -- to make a recommendation by December 31.

Lawmakers and officials from Nevada vehemently oppose any recommendation. Area tribes are against the site as well.

Get the Story:
Coalition seeks quick decision on Yucca nuclear storage project (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 12/7)

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

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