GOP Congressmen Demand Answers On Yucca Mountain

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 6:45 PM EST) -- Two Republican congressmen sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Thursday demanding to know why the Obama administration scuttled the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository and how much the decision will cost taxpayers.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mi., and Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., questioned the wisdom of abandoning the plan to store the nation’s radioactive waste at the Nevada site without proposing a viable alternative, especially after the government has collected billions of dollars from the public to...
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