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Can the Yucca Mountain Waste Project Be Stopped?

Earlier this year, Sen. John Kerry told Nevada residents that he opposed the plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a repository inside Yucca Mountain, 100 miles from Las Vegas. But can a new president actually stop the project -- and what would happen if he did? NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.