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This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. (John Locher/AP)
This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. (John Locher/AP)
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill Wednesday aimed at restarting a massive underground repository for nuclear waste, at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles from Las Vegas. But local opposition to the long-stalled project remains as strong as ever.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Las Vegas Sun reporter Yvonne Gonzalez (@ymgonzal) about Yucca Mountain's uncertain future.

This segment aired on June 29, 2017.

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