Amodei: House likely to pass Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump bill before Thanksgiving
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
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.