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400728 01: Early morning light shines on the proposed nuclear waste dump site of Yucca Mountain February 7, 2002 at Nellis Air Force Base located approximately 90 miles north of Las Vegas, NV. In January, the U.S. Department of Energy endorsed a plan to transport vast amounts of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants across the nation for burial under Yucca Mountain, where it will take 10,000 years to decay. U.S. President George W. Bush could annouce his support for the plan, which is opposed by many in Nevada, as early as this week. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

A U.S. House committee has blocked the latest attempt in Congress to restart the licensing process for a nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the House Rules Committee rejected a request Wednesday by Illinois Republican Rep. John Shimkus to keep the project alive by setting aside money for the licensing.

The Democratically controlled committee voted the measure down.

Nevada lawmakers helped fight off a similar attempt earlier this year to revive the mothballed project in a spending bill.

Most Nevada officials oppose the project, arguing the site outside of Las Vegas is unsuitable to safely store the material.