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Yucca Mountain Veto Delivered to Congress

April 10, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn, fighting the Bush administration's plan to put the nation's first permanent nuclear waste dump in his state, delivered his veto of the project to Congress, which now has 90 working days to sustain or override him.

"We have an uphill battle," said Guinn, flanked by members of Nevada's congressional delegation who have struggled to round up lawmakers to oppose President Bush's approval of Yucca Mountain as the burial site.

Sen. Larry E. Craig of Idaho, a member of the Republican leadership, predicted the chamber would override the veto, but said it may have to clear a number of Democratic procedural hurdles.

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