May 19, 2015 – WASHINGTON Depending on the headline you choose, the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage project in Nevada has either been “revived,” or it is “coming off the mat” or it’s “back on the agenda.”

A flurry of activity in recent weeks has created the impression the Yucca project has come back to life.

But a closer examination shows numerous hurdles remain that would take years to overcome before the facility 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas could start receiving the nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel being stored at more than 75 sites in 33 states

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