Nevada vetoes Yucca Mountain
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MAP: Tribes located near Yucca Mountain site.

PDF: Sites where waste is currently stored.
Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn (R) on Monday announced his veto of President Bush's decision to store up to 77,000 tons of nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain site outside of Las Vegas.

The move sets up a conflict to be resolved by Congress. Under federal law, both chambers must act within this session to affirm or deny Guinn's veto.

Yucca Mountain is located on traditional Shoshone land and would be the home to highly radioactive waste currently stored at nuclear facilities throughout the country. Tribes in the area, some of which are within 100 miles of the site, oppose the project.

Get the Story:
Guinn vetoes Yucca dump (The Las Vegas Sun 4/8)
Nevada governor issues veto to kill nuclear dump (AP 4/8)
YUCCA MOUNTAIN: Guinn vetoes Bush (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/9)
Ad agencies prepare anti-Yucca campaign (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/9)
Herrera halves request for anti-Yucca money (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/9)
Mountain of Controversy Brews Over Nuclear Waste Site (The Washington Post 4/9)
Foes of Nuclear Dump Gear Up Campaign (The New York Times 4/9)
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Related Documents:
Veto Speech (4/8) | Press Release (4/8)

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

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