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Sources: Obama cuts funds for Nevada nuclear dump
President Barack Obama is taking the first step toward blocking a nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain by slashing money for the program in his first budget, according to congressional sources.
Obama's budget to be announced Thursday will eliminate virtually all funding for the Yucca project with the exception of money needed for license applications submitted last year to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
...temporary storage sites at government facilities, an option that Obama has suggested...
Originally posted by ANNED
There is no use for yucca mountain.
With the proper nuclear fuel cycle there will be little waste left.
and it will be short lived waste that can be buried in a conventional low level pit type nuclear waste dump like is used for medical and industrial radioactive waste.
With the proper nuclear fuel cycle we will also have fuel for our reactors for 2000 to 10,000 years depending on if we convert the massive amounts of depleted uranium we have into fuel in special reactors.
Advanced Nuclear fuel cycle
The government has estimated the Yucca Mountain project's total costs at $96.2 billion. About $13.5 billion already has been spent.