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By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
Fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic is resulting in more challenges as the nation's only underground repository for nuclear waste finished ramping down operations Wednesday to keep workers safe.
Energy Department officials confirmed this week that they plan to submit an application in June to license the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as the nation's first spent-nuclear fuel repository.
By PBS NewsHour
Citing national security concerns and years of scientific study, President Bush today approved plans to store thousands of tons of radioactive nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain in Nevada, 90 miles from Las Vegas.
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