We now have a version of the famous Monty Python sketch.
Of course, in this version, Obama is collecting up all the dead, and out comes Crazy Reid with Yuk-Yuk Mountain!
They may make the declaration "This project is dead, deceased, no longer living." But along with that is the implication that there will never be such a repository. This makes all those phony DOE contracts rather useless. They will have to dangle a fish that they will have a repository 'one day'.