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August 9, 2017

NRC reviews Nevada waste dump plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking steps to review the planned revival of the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain.

The nuclear agency says it will spend up to $110,000 from its current budget to gather documents and other information about the Yucca Mountain site. The Trump administration has begun steps to revive the repository site amid bipartisan opposition from Nevada lawmakers.

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