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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
Jun122019

House panel turns back effort to fund Yucca Mountain licensing

Wednesday
Jun122019

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak restates opposition to Yucca Mountain restart plan

Tuesday
Jun112019

With bills, Cortez Masto targets epidemic of missing and slain indigenous women

As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, the anti-Yucca dump champion, U.S. Senator Catharine Cortez Masto, is also a champion for the safety and security of Native American women and girls.

Monday
Jun102019

Appropriations: Minibus could spark fights over Yucca

As reported by E&E News:

Supporters of completing the nuclear waste disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev., will propose an amendment that would add $25 million to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's budget for licensing activities.

Amendment sponsor John Shimkus (R-Ill.) said last week that it would simply set aside funds for license adjudication, which he noted would allow the state of Nevada to challenge the underlying science.

"It's not shoveling dirt," he told E&E News last week, referencing the opposition of Nevada Democrats, who with the help of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) helped keep Yucca money from being added to the bill in committee.

It's unclear whether that opposition will be enough to prevent a floor vote on the bill, which Yucca supporters say would likely pass with wide bipartisan support.

Simpson said he does not expect Democrats to even allow a floor vote on Yucca, given leadership's desire to protect House Democrats from the Silver State from any chance of the facility getting built.

"It'll have to come from the Senate side; I think Nancy [Pelosi] has them pretty much locked down," he added.

Monday
Jun102019

A rare tour of the tunnel that is ground zero for a nuclear waste controversy