Yucca Must Be Part of Nuclear-Waste Bill, Shimkus Says (February 2013)

Legislation for U.S. disposal of nuclear waste must provide for storage at Yucca Mountain, the head of a House panel overseeing environmental issues said, renewing the debate over the abandoned Nevada site.

By Brian Wingfield, Bloomberg News – Feb 6, 2013 11:52 AM ET

Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, a Republican from Georgia, U.S. Representative John Shimkus, a Republican from Illinois, former EPA administrator Carol Browner and Heath Shuler, senior vice president for federal affairs at Duke Energy Corp., participate in a Bloomberg Government panel discussion about key policy issues facing the energy industry in 2013. Bloomberg’s Peter Cook moderates the discussion in Washington. (Source: Bloomberg)

While Republicans in the U.S. Congress are pressing the Obama administration to resume work on the Yucca Mountain disposal site, 161 kilometers northwest of Las Vegas, the plan is opposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada.

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