Yucca Mountain nuclear waste license renewed
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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.