CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 08, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) US Chamber of Commerce radio commercial about dealing with America's radioactive nuclear waste by storing it in the Nevada desert played.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The debate over the federal government's plan to store tons of nuclear waste in Nevada's Yucca Mountain examined; scenes shown from the mountain site; details given of the critics' view that Yucca is the wrong site. [Nevada Governor Kenny GUINN- calls it an "ill-conceived plan;" says Nevada will see its day in court.] [Yucca Mountain project Patrick ROWE- says we have spent 20 years understanding the site.] [Institute for Energy & Environmental Research Arjun MAHKIJANI- says the mountain's geological formation makes it worthless; criticizes the government response to criticism of the Nevada site.] TV ad opposing the transport of the waste to Nevada shown.
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