Trump Says No Nuclear Waste Will Be Stored in Yucca Mountain

Route Fifty: President Trump, in a reversal of a previous position, said that his administration will not consider Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as a proposed storage site for commercial nuclear waste. Yucca Mountain was first approved as a nuclear waste storage site in 2002, but politicians from Nevada, who almost universally oppose the project, stalled the development until the project was abandoned in 2010.

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