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Can the Yucca Mountain Waste Project Be Stopped?

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Can the Yucca Mountain Waste Project Be Stopped?

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Can the Yucca Mountain Waste Project Be Stopped?

Can the Yucca Mountain Waste Project Be Stopped?

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Earlier this year, Sen. John Kerry told Nevada residents that he opposed the plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a repository inside Yucca Mountain, 100 miles from Las Vegas. But can a new president actually stop the project — and what would happen if he did? NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.