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Nevada: Yucca Mountain decision 'stinks'

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2002

Reaction from Nevada regarding the Bush administration's decision to push forward a nuclear dump in the state was swift, harsh and to the point.

Gov. Kenny Guinn said the decision "stinks." Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the process a "sham." Lawsuits were promised, vetoes were threatened, protests were held and fallout was predicted.

In other parts of the country, the decision was welcomed. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, represented by former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu (R) and former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.), fought for the project while the nuclear industry was naturally pleased.

The Prairie Island Indian Community in Minnesota endorsed Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham's recommendation and called on President Bush to accept it. Xcel Energy, which operates a nuclear plant next to the tribe's reservation, said a spent fuel facility in Utah -- proposed for the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation -- would still be needed.

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Energy chief picks Yucca for nuke site (The Reno Gazette-Journal 1/10)
Yucca neighbors say lawsuits coming over nuclear dump decision (The Reno Gazette-Journal 1/10)
Nevadans gather to fight dump decision (The Reno Gazette-Journal 1/10)
Yucca Mountain timeline (The Reno Gazette-Journal 1/10)
Sen. Ensign fears Yucca's political fallout for Nevada GOP (AP 1/10)
Energy Secretary recommends Nevada for nuclear waste dump (The Las Vegas Sun 1/10)
NUCLEAR WASTE: ABRAHAM BACKS DUMP (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/11)
Politicians break ranks in decision's aftermath (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/11)
A Community Divided: Amargosa Valley residents split on Yucca decision (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/11)
Yucca Mountain Reaction (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/11)
TOP INDUSTRY: Casinos' role questioned (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/11)
Decision on N-Waste Storage Stirs Debates in Nevada, Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune 1/11)
Xcel says storage facility in Utah still needed (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/11)
Nevada Nuclear Waste Site Chosen (The Washington Post 1/11)
Nevada Site Urged for Nuclear Dump (The New York Times 1/11)
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