House Doubles Funds For Yucca Mountain Permit Review

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday doubled the budget for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's review of the permit for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, despite the Obama administration's desire to abandon the long-planned project.

In a 297-130 vote, the House approved a bipartisan amendment to an energy spending bill, proposed by Reps. John Shimkus, R-Ill., and Jay Inslee, D-Wash., that increases the allotted funds for the review of the licensing application for Yucca Mountain from $10 million to $20 million....
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