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Las Vegas council opposes giving nuclear waste project new life

As they’ve done in the past when the Yucca Mountain Project received billions of federal dollars for studying where to put the nation’s highly radioactive waste, Las Vegas City Council members chimed in Wednesday against resurrecting the funding-starved effort following a presentation by the state’s leading critic.

Titus puts squeeze on DOE chief over nuclear waste

Rep. Dina Titus gave Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz an ultimatum Tuesday to clue her in on his department’s plans for hauling dangerous, uranium-tainted nuclear waste to the Nevada National Security Site or cite legal reasons why he insists on ignoring her requests.