Stalled Nuclear Waste Project Could Restart in Nevada
What’s 10,000 years between friends? That’s how long the U.S. wants to store radioactive waste under Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. The project sputtered under four presidential administrations, but has now been revived, with $120 million allocated for it in the new White House budget. Nevada lawmakers have vowed to fight the deeply unpopular initiative — the state’s already filed 218 contentions against it — and they’ve even gone for President Trump’s weak spot, noting that nuclear waste could be transported near his Las Vegas hotel en route to the dump site.