Sen. Harry Reid is marching forward in his never “never-ending fight to kill the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project — and ensure it stays dead.” Roll Call,
The Nevada Democrat touted a new Nuclear Regulatory Commission report.
“The latest study released by the NRC acknowledges one of the major weaknesses of the effort to resurrect Yucca Mountain: the federal government does not have the water it needs nor control of the land necessary to build a nuclear waste dump in Nevada,” Reid said in a release.
The NRC report, released Thursday, also noted “the land is not free of significant encumbrances such as mining rights, deeds, rights-of-way or other legal rights.”
“This is just one reason why the Yucca Mountain project will never be built and Congress should instead focus on consent-based solutions that don’t shove nuclear waste down a community’s throat over the objections of its people,” Reid said….
In a memo circulated this week by his office highlighting victories for Nevada in the lame-duck session, Yucca Mountain is mentioned.
“There is zero funding for the for the Yucca Mountain project, maintaining the project’s status as terminated,” the memo said.