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House To Consider Bill To Make Yucca Mountain Permanent Storage Site For Nuclear Waste

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The interior of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev., April 9, 2015.

House To Consider Bill To Make Yucca Mountain Permanent Storage Site For Nuclear Waste

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Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego

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A proposal to make Nevada's Yucca Mountain a permanent storage site for nuclear waste is back on the table.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week approved a bill that would create a permanent storage site and a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas. The bill will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.

The Senate is also expected to introduce its own bill.

Rep. Scott Peters is on the committee that approved the bill. He voted in favor of moving the bill to the full House.

Peters joined Midday Edition on Monday to speak about what's next for the proposal.

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