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Dozens come out to hear about nuclear waste shipments

Reported by: Christine Kim
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Updated: 11/14/2013 11:46 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The news of nuclear waste coming to southern Nevada drew dozens of people to a Department of Energy meeting Wednesday night at Cashman Center.

The shipment of more than 400 canisters from Tennessee could start next year, despite opposition from Nevada leaders.

The Nevada National Security Site is 65 miles north of Las Vegas. It's a location the Department of Energy says is perfect for disposal.

Some attendees expressed concerns about the transportation process. DOE officials say the shipment will be escorted by federal agents.

While the Department of Energy and the state formed a working group on the issue, the federal government has the authority to move forward despite opposition.

A second public meeting will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump.
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