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Sam Brown backtracks on nuclear dump, says 'Yucca is dead' and shouldn't be revived

In an audio recording obtained by The Nevada Independent of a speech to supporters at a Las Vegas early vote rally that same day, Brown reiterated his opposition to the repository and explained his reasoning for changing stances between his 2022 run for Senate and now.

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D.C. Download: Yucca Mountain rises again in Congress

In a Wednesday hearing on the management of spent nuclear fuel in the House Energy & Commerce Committee — no Nevadans are members — leaders took turns lamenting that the Yucca site, first chosen as the sole site in 1987 and approved for funding in 2002, still houses no nuclear waste due to the power of multiple generations of Nevada politicians.

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