Ever since the dawn of the atomic era, the US has since needed the procurement of a repository by which to secure nuclear waste products indefinitely. For over two decades, that location was to be Yucca Mountain. After decades of planning and construction, and billions of dollars later; all that has amounted to nothing. Yucca Mountain remains far from completed, but the congress had pulled the plug on the project as of March 10th of this year. Now we're exactly where we were decades ago, with no alternative sight to store nuclear waste, billions of dollars short, and decades behind for the construction of a new sight... if there will be a new one planned. How did this happen? I know that the sight had so many legal barriers to overcome, budget shortcomings, and whiny Nevada citizens protesting the repository; but I still believe it was more important to continue the project than to give in and throw it all away. It's not as though Yucca Mountain was just a pile of sunk costs, but any new construction sight will inevitably face the same problems as this one. Thoughts? Comments? Ideas?