Amodei: House likely to pass Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump bill before Thanksgiving

Yucca Mountain waste dump (MGNOnline)

A Nevada congressman says a bill that would restart the process to get Yucca Mountain up and running as the nation's dumpsite for high-level nuclear waste will most likely will pass the U.S. house before Thanksgiving.

Republican Mark Amodei is making that prediction.

The bill would revive the efforts to put a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, which is about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The bill passed a congressional subcommittee back in June.

For many years, both democrats and republicans from Nevada have opposed a proposed nuclear waste site near here. Nevada even sued Texas for its role in kick-starting government funding for Yucca Mountain.

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