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  White House renews call for Nevada nuke waste site
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News DateWednesday, April 5, 2006 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site in the Nevada desert would be authorized to hold twice as much nuclear waste as currently planned under legislation the Bush administration said it will send to Congress on Wednesday.

"It's dead when it gets here," Reid told reporters.

The project, more than 10 years behind schedule, is still plagued by scientific foul-ups and political stonewalling.

The Nuclear Energy Institute, which lobbies for nuclear operators, said that unless the storage limit was raised the repository would be fully allocated before the first shipment arrived.
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