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Wash. sues to stop feds from abandoning Yucca

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state is suing to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

A spokeswoman for state Attorney General Rob McKenna says the state filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. The U.S. Energy Department had planned to send waste from Washington's Hanford nuclear reservation to Yucca Mountain, a proposed repository in Nevada. But the agency has a motion pending to withdraw its license application "with prejudice"  permanently removing it from consideration as the nation's radioactive waste repository.

 

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