committee voted 41-6 to approve Nevada's Yucca Mountain as the
nation's nuclear waste burial site despite concerns about hauling
radioactive waste over U.S. highways or by rail.
by the House Energy and Commerce Committee April 25 overrules
Nevada's rejection of the waste dump. The state, which expected
House support for shipping 77,000 tons of nuclear waste for
burial at Yucca, now plans to focus its fight in the Senate.
of the Yucca Mountain plan say transporting the waste by truck
or rail would create security and safety risks before the material
even arrives in Nevada. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said moving the
waste over long distances could create "a potential mobile