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GOP preserves Yucca Mountain as nuclear waste storage site via Washington Examiner

Nevada Democrats failed Wednesday night to remove language from the House fiscal 2018 spending bill that would prohibit the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in their state from being closed.

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The Obama administration attempted to close the facility, but a federal appeals court said the move was illegal. The site is not complete but requires a license application submitted by the Energy Department to be approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The $789 billion spending bill being debated Wednesday night contains $150 million for licensing the Yucca Mountain facility.

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