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Senate Schedules Hearing On Restarting Yucca Mountain

A U.S. Senate hearing will be held next week on a bill that would restart the licensing process to build a permanent nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is proposing legislation that would move forward at the site to end a 30-year impasse.

Nevada’s two senators, Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, have both lobbied against Yucca Mountain.

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The majority of Nevada’s lawmakers are also against the project, including former Republican Governor Brian Sandoval and Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak.

The committee has scheduled the hearing on Tuesday.