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Friday, March 06, 2009

President Obama Should Fund and Finish Yucca Mountain

President Obama's FY 2010 cuts off funding for storing America's nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Almost $11 billion has already been spent to get the mountain ready to receive waste and the nuclear utilities have piad $22 billion into an account to build the site.

AAEA supports Yucca Mountain and we recommend that President Obama should reverse his opposition to the project. The Center has been instrumental in getting appropriations for Yucca Mountain in the past and believe funding for the project should be accelerated.

AAEA President Norris McDonald is pictured at left at Yucca Mountain in 2003. [More- (NYT, 3/5/09)]

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