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Red Wing and Prairie Island tribal leaders hail Yucca Mountain progress

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A major step toward building a national nuclear waste repository has met with support from Red Wing leaders.

The Department of Energy on Wednesday submitted its license application to build a facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev., where proponents hope to store spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.

If accepted, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will undertake what

officials estimate will be a three-year licensing process.

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