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Heller objects to suggestion that Nevada “signed off” on waste shipments

The battle over plans to ship what Nevada officials say is high-level waste to the state heated up again this week. Sen. Dean Heller protested a suggestion by U.S. Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz that Nevada is willing to take the radioactive material. “During your testimony last week, you seemed to indicate that DOE believed the state of Nevada had signed off on the proposed shipments to the (Nevada National Security Site),” the Nevada Republican wrote. “I would appreciate clarifications from you on how this conclusion was reached.” Moniz referred in a Senate hearing to memos signed by state officials …

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