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Las Vegas Review Journal: New bill revives Nevada veto over nuke waste at Yucca Mountain

A bill introduced Tuesday by four Nevada lawmakers would give the state new veto power over storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.

The legislation would require the governor, affected counties and cities, and affected tribes to sign off before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission could authorize construction of a nuclear waste repository.

The Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act was written to apply to any state. But Nevada has re-emerged at the forefront of debate as pro-Yucca lawmakers have stepped up efforts to revive the Yucca Mountain program terminated in 2010 by the Obama administration.

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