Nevada stands firm agains attempts to revive Yucca Mountain dump
May 11, 2017

On May 9, Republican Nevada Senator Dean Heller, spoke out agains attempts to revive the canceled Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste dump in his state. "Yucca Mountain is dead," he said.

“Last year, Las Vegas welcomed nearly 43 million visitors,” said Heller. “Any issues with the transportation of nuclear waste to the site, or issues with storage there, would bring devastating consequences to the local, state, and national economies. Mr. President, would you want to come to Las Vegas knowing that high level nuclear waste is being transported very likely through the heart of the strip?”

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