7/21/2010

The Obama administration's move to abandon the Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository in Nevada could affect residents in North Carolina, according to Ilario Pantano, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House. The closure of Yucca Mountain would increase the likelihood that hazardous waste will be shipped instead to the Brunswick nuclear facility in Southport, N.C., for aboveground storage, Pantano said.

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