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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:08 PM
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Congressional hearing might meet at proposed dump site
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., is exploring the idea of having a hearing later this month at the Yucca Mountain repository site, a scenic if unconventional backdrop for a congressional meeting.

Porter aides asked the Department of Energy this week what it would take for the House federal work force and agency organization subcommittee to have a March 23 hearing at the nuclear waste study area.

A DOE official said Friday as far as he could tell it would be the first public meeting at the repository.

"It's possible, certainly," DOE spokesman Allen Benson said.

An information center holds 75 people and is steps from the north portal, the gaping mouth of the repository's 25-foot diameter exploratory tunnel.

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