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Plans for Nuclear Waste Dump Hit a Snag

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Plans for Nuclear Waste Dump Hit a Snag

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Plans for Nuclear Waste Dump Hit a Snag

Plans for Nuclear Waste Dump Hit a Snag

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The Department of Energy's controversial plan to build a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada hit a major snag this week.

A federal judge ruled that Nevada could withhold the water that the Department of Energy needs for drilling at the Yucca Mountain site — about 90 miles north of Las Vegas.

Ralph Vartabedian of The Los Angeles Times talks with Michele Norris.