Bush picks Yucca Mountain
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MAP: Tribes located near Yucca Mountain site.

PDF: Sites where waste is currently stored.
Over the objections of Nevada politicians and officials who called him a liar, President Bush on Friday approved storing up to 77,000 tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn (R) is going to veto the site acceptance. Congress would have to act to resolve the dispute although the state is planning on filing lawsuits to challenge it.

Get the Story:
Resort association to escalate anti-Yucca effort (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/19)
Nevada Nuclear Waste Site Affirmed (The Washington Post 2/16)
Bush approves Yucca Mountain site for nuclear waste storage (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 2/16)
N-waste site chosen; battle ahead (The Denver Post 2/16)
Reid calls Bush liar for nuke waste campaign remarks (AP 2/16)
Shipments to Yucca could pass through Reno (The Reno Gazette-Journal 2/16)
YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Republicans 'disappointed' in Bush (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/17)
Bury the Nation's Nuclear Waste in Nevada, Bush Says (The New York Times 2/16)
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Related Documents:
Yucca Mountain Statement (2/15) | Presidential Letter to Congress (2/15)

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

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