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Yucca Mountain decision could come today

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2002

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham could make a decision on the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada as early as today, Congressional aides told the Associated Press.

But a dispute over the notification process to Gov. Kenny Guinn has emerged. Under federal law, Abraham is to notify Guinn of a decision within 30 days.

The state believes this means a decision would be made a month from today, for example. Others suggest it only means a formal recommendation of the actual decision would be sent to the President within 30 days.

TechCentralStation, a conservative web site with ties to the Bush administration, yesterday reported a decision could be made today. Assistant Secretary of Interior for Policy, Management and Budget Lynn Scarlett is the co-host of the site.

The project to store up to 77,000 tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste at the site is opposed heavily in the state and by area tribes.

Get the Story:
YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Decision on dump imminent (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/10)
Nevada governor may not get early heads up on Yucca (AP 1/9)
Yucca to Get Green Light (TechCentralStation 1/9)

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

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