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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Politics shouldn't drive Yucca Mountain decision

Decision to close Yucca Mountain is politically motivated

Politics, not science, is the driving force behind the Obama administration's efforts to abandon the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository in Nevada, according to this editorial. A panel at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is refusing to follow the White House's lead, saying that the program can only be shut down by congressional action, according to the editorial. The Daily News (Longview, Wash.)
http://tdn.com/news/opinion/article_db594aa0-96a4-11df-90cb-001cc4c002e0.html
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