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Congress first mandated a nuclear waste repository in 1982, and the federal government considered numerous sites.
But in 1987, Congress picked Yucca, in legislation opponents refer to as the “Screw Nevada Bill.”
The site was due to be operational by 1998 but has faced numerous roadblocks since then, including extended years of study under the Clinton Administration which effectively stalled the project
In 2008, under President George W. Bush, the Energy Department submitted an application for Yucca to the NRC.
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