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Senate nukes Nevada: Test Site ground zero for waste; Reid, Hecht vow fight

By John Hartsock United Press International WASHINGTON — Despite bitter opposition from Nevada’s U.S. senators, legislation was adopted Thursday that would speed up the search for a nuclear waste dump site, with Yucca Mountain on the Nevada Test Site a leading candidate. Both Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Chic Hecht, R-Nev., said they would continue to oppose the legislation, but added they were satisfied that it contained safeguards that could indefinitely postpone siting the dump in Nevada. On a 63-30 vote, the Senate gave preliminary approval to the measure, which is attached to a $15.9 billion spending bill for 1988 …

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