Ex-DOE official criticizes Yucca Mountain
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MAY 31, 2001

W. Kenneth Davis has written the White House to express opposition to making Yucca Mountain in Nevada a national nuclear waste site, a proposal he drafted as former Undersecretary of Energy under President Ronald Reagan.

Davis says the proposal should be scrapped. President Bush has endorsed the idea because his national energy plan calls for increased nuclear production.

Nevada officials, lawmakers, and area tribes oppose the site. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham is expected later this year to decide if Yucca Mountain should be the official national repository.

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