From the Pahrump Valley Times: Members of Congress continue to work at cross-purposes on nuclear waste, advancing bills with differing visions of whether highly radioactive materials should be stored at Yucca Mountain.
Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee approved a U.S.
Department of Energy bill last Wednesday that contains $35 million to
resume licensing and other work for a nuclear repository at the Nevada
site in fiscal 2013 that begins Oct. 1.
Of the total, $5 million
would be made available to Nye County, whose leaders have consented to
host the project even as most senior elected officials in the state
have rejected it.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.,
chairman of the energy and water subcommittee that wrote the bill, said
Yucca Mountain remains “the law of the land” until Congress changes the
1982 law that led the Nevada site to be selected.
and other supporters of the Yucca site, which the government spent more
than 20 years and $10 billion to study, have challenged President
Barack Obama’s cancellation of the project.
This bill still has to go through the House and Senate and then onto the President, so it is unlikely it will pass.
But come November, when the GOP takes over the Senate and the White Hosue (a guy can dream, right?), it is possible Yucca will reopen, creating thousands of high paying jobs in Nevada that Crybaby/Coward Harry Reid killed.