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Originally published July 21, 2010 at 6:06 AM | Page modified July 21, 2010 at 6:49 AM

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Sen. Murray trying to license Nevada waste site

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington says she'll introduce a measure Thursday to spend $200 million to continue the licensing process for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON —

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington says she'll introduce a measure Thursday to spend $200 million to continue the licensing process for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

The Obama administration decided to remove Yucca Mountain from consideration as a repository, although it is nearly complete.

It was supposed to take radioactive waste from the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington.

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