Rep. Wilson rolls out bill to revive Nevada repository

04/27/2012 | Aiken Standard (S.C.)

Legislation unveiled by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., would penalize the Obama administration if it doesn't reinstate the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada as the country's designated location for radioactive waste. Waste-transfer procedures should commence by Jan. 1, 2017, otherwise the Department of Energy would be required to pay the states storing the material up to $100 million annually. "Over the past 29 years, South Carolinians have paid over $1.3 billion for the establishment of a nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain, making our state the third-highest contributor," Wilson said.

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