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Transportation Official Rethinks Waste Site

January 22, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee said he's rethinking his 1987 vote supporting a proposal to bury the nation's nuclear waste in Nevada.

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) said at a meeting with Nevada transportation officials, Gov. Kenny Guinn and the state's two House members that it might be more practical to leave radioactive waste where it is than to ship it by train or truck to Yucca Mountain.

"I'm getting closer to saying this shouldn't happen," Young said.

Young's comments came 11 days after Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said that he will recommend the volcanic ridge 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas for the nation's permanent nuclear waste repository.

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