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Yucca Mountain Halted Again as GOP Aims to Retain Senate

Yucca Mountain Halted Again as GOP Aims to Retain Senate

Nevada’s Dean Heller among blockers this time, Roll Call, Jeremy Dillon, 12 Sept 18 ……….

Nevada says ‘no’

“……..Nevada has long opposed hosting the nation’s nuclear waste, especially since it does not have nuclear power plants within its borders. Opponents say the site and the movement of waste there represent significant public health and safety risks that could expose Nevadans and others to deadly radioactivity in the event of accidents or groundwater leakage.

….. Heller wasn’t the only Nevada lawmaker to oppose restarting the Yucca project. His challenger, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, was equally eager to show Nevada voters she had what it takes to stop the project. Cortez Masto also mounted opposition on the Hill………http://admin.rollcall.com/news/policy/yucca-mountain-halted-gop-aims-retain-senate

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September 17, 2018 - Posted by | politics, wastes

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