Locals See Gold in Proposed Yucca Waste Site The Department of Energy is driving hard for a new nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and state congressional members are fighting the measure. But residents in Caliente, a town en route to the nuclear waste cemetery, welcome the hazardous material, because they say the site could jump-start the local economy. Nevada Public Radio's Ky Plaskon reports.
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Locals See Gold in Proposed Yucca Waste Site

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The Department of Energy is driving hard for a new nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and state congressional members are fighting the measure. But residents in Caliente, a town en route to the nuclear waste cemetery, welcome the hazardous material, because they say the site could jump-start the local economy. Nevada Public Radio's Ky Plaskon reports.