WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said Thursday it wanted to officially terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage waste site and instead spend $197 million to phase out the project and "explore alternatives" for nuclear waste disposal.
"All funding for development of the (Yucca Mountain) facility would be eliminated, such as further land acquisition, transportation access, and additional engineering," the administration said in its proposed government budget for the 2010 spending year that begins this October 1.
In its budget proposal, the White House said President Barack Obama believes "that nuclear power is -- and likely will remain -- an important source of electricity for many years to come and that how the Nation deals with the dangerous byproduct of nuclear reactors is a critical question that has yet to be resolved."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Obama eliminates funds for Yucca Mountain nuclear storage waste site
President Obama has eliminated funds for the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage waste site in his new budget. Instead, He wants to spend $197 million to phase out the project and "explore alternatives" for nuclear waste disposal. Perhaps he could put it in the Kool-Aid his followers are drinking. Reuters.com is reporting: