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Sandoval Urges State Officials To Be Ready For Yucca Mtn. Fight

Governor Brian Sandoval is urging state officials to be ready for a battle with the federal government over the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.  

The Pahrump Valley Times reportsthat Sandoval made the comments at a Board of Examiners meeting in Carson City on August 14.  

With four months left in his time as governor, Sandoval pledged resources to the 30-member team assembled to fight the Department of Energy’s application to build the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. 

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That application is currently stalled.  

Sandoval said overwhelming House approval for a bill to streamline the licensing process, and Trump administration requests for funding for licensing hearings make it likely Congress could move forward after the midterm election.