"The administration has rejected the Yucca Mountain project while Congress has defunded it," Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Thursday. "The only path forward for long-term waste storage is a multi-site consent based approach."
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Heller says it would be difficult for an interim chief to make the changes necessary to improve the agency in the wake of the GM ignition switch recalls.
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