Senate considering nuclear nominee
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The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday held a confirmation hearing for Margaret Chu, nominated to run the nuclear waste disposal office at the Department of Energy.

Chu's position is vital to the Yucca Mountain project. The Nevada site is under consideration as the nation's nuclear waste repository.

Chu said her background as a scientist would aid her. She did not respond directly to a General Accounting Office report which urged the Bush administration to put off a recommendation on the site and which Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham criticized as "fatally flawed."

Get the Story:
Chu promises serious look at issues raised in Yucca report (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 12/6)

Relevant Links:
The Yucca Mountain Project, Department of Energy -

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