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Yucca Mountain nuclear waste license renewed

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Yucca Mountain nuclear waste license renewed

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Sep 11, 2013

Carson City, NV (KTNV) -- The fight over Yucca Mountain rages on.

A Nevada board has extended a contract with a Washington, D.C. law firm to continue the proposed nuclear waste dump just 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

$5 million has been approved to continue the contract; money they said will go quickly when it runs out.

Officials said the federal government only has $11 million left in its nuclear waste licensing account.

So far, the Department of Energy has already spent $670 million on licensing.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.