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Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain, the Nevada-based, scientifically flawed and politically unjust proposed high-level radioactive waste repository has now been canceled. However, pro-nuclear forces in Congress have not abandoned Yucca and funding is still allocated to the project.

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Wednesday
May012019

S.1234 - A bill to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste, and for other purposes

See the bill, here.

The three sponsors of this bill, currently, are Republicans Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Lamar Alexander (Tennessee), and Democrat Dianne Feinstein (California).

Murkowski is chairman of the U.S. Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Alexander is chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Appropriations; Feinstein is the subcommittee's Ranking Democrat.

Wednesday
May012019

U.S. Senate EPW Committee Hearing on a Discussion Draft Bill, S. __, Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019

See the archived webcast, as well as the written testimony of U.S. Senators Cortez-Masto and Rosen (both Democrats from Nevada), opposing the Yucca Mountain dump, as well as the written testimony of NRDC's Geoff Fettus, opposing both the Yucca dump as well as consolidated interim storage facilities targeting New Mexico and Texas.

Although the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, Republican Barasso from Wyoming, called this hearing on short notice, opponents to his schemes embodied in the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019 dominated the session.

Tuesday
Apr302019

Nevada senators prepare for Yucca Mountain fight this week

Thursday
Apr252019

Barrasso Revives Nuclear Waste Disposal Legislation

Thursday
Apr252019

Senate Schedules Hearing On Restarting Yucca Mountain