Day 40: Obama keeps promise to oppose storing nuclear waste at Yukka Mountain

For those of you outside the US who may not know WTF is “Yukka Mountain” and why storing nuclear waste there is controversial, here is the Wikipedia page on the topic.

President Barack Obama has come through on a campaign promise to oppose plans to build a storage vault for nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Yesterday’s budget request scales back funding for the project to the bare minimum necessary to continue answering queries from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “Nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain is not an option, period,” said Stephanie Mueller, press secretary for Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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