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Washington — Faced with a Nevada campaign promise to stop Yucca Mountain but the scientific and legal complexity of abruptly ending the massive project, President Barack Obama made a decision that should surprise no one following his presidency.
He chose a pragmatic middle way.
Obama’s 2010 budget lays out his intent to terminate the proposed nuclear waste repository northwest of Las Vegas, providing just enough money for the Energy Department to continue pursuing the project as alternatives are sought.
The result has left many to declare the dump is dead, and others to wonder whether it might be very much alive.