Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., demanded answers from Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu regarding the decision to end plans for the Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository in Nevada. "You say that Yucca Mountain is not a workable option, but what seems to be missing is why," Murray said, addressing Chu. There was no consideration for residents near the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state and other areas where radioactive material has collected, Murray added.

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