KXNT_35x90 cbssports1140-horizontal-small

News

Budget Deal Nixes Yucca Mountain

View Comments
yucca
tate south Tate South
Email Tate at tate.south@cbsradio.com
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

The budget deal negotiated Friday night will allow the Obama administration to shut down work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.  A spokesman for Senator Harry Reid’s office tells the “Review-Journal” a rider in a Republican-approved budget bill would have stopped the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from closing down efforts to license the waste site northwest of Las Vegas. 

The rider was not included in the final bill approved by President Obama and Congressional leaders that stopped a threatened government shutdown.  Reid’s spokesman says the majority leader will block any effort to revive Yucca Mountain.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,038 other followers