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Yucca Mountain to Become an "Energy Park?"

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John Potter

Channel 2 News

Now that the Department of Energy has withdrawn its application to open a nuclear repository in southern Nevada, one non-profit group has formed to take advantage of what's already built at Yucca Mountain.

"Nevadans 4 Carbon-Free Energy" wants to turn Yucca into an energy park, with a research center and a nuclear reprocessing plant to generate pollution-free power for the state. They say Mercury, Nevada could be the nation's center of carbon-free energy technology, saving a thousand jobs and hiring thousands more once the reprocessing begins.

Plus, the reprocessed fuel could be sold to generate a permanent trust fund for Nevada families, muck like Alaska does with oil.

For some, it's not a perfect solution…it still means nuclear waste traveling through Nevada, and stored at Yucca Mountain.

Nevadans 4 Carbon-Free Energy already has a website to get the ball rolling on a Nevada energy park. You can check it out for yourself by going to www.Nvcfe.org

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