Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

USA nuclear waste dump – will damage tourism, endanger communities due to transport of radioactive trash

Trump budget contains $120M to restart licensing of Yucca Mountain  By Gary Martin Review-Journal Washington Bureau

February 12, 2018
  “……..Trump included $120 million to restart licensing on the geologic site north of Las Vegas, as well as to establish an interim storage program to address the growing stockpile of nuclear waste produced by power plants in states across the nation….

“Despite Congress’ refusal to fund the Yucca Mountain project, the administration is once again prioritizing it,” Heller said. He claims the project poses a threat to the people of southern Nevada and could have a catastrophic impact on the tourism economy.

“I’ve made it clear why Nevada does not want to turn into the nation’s nuclear waste dump,” Heller said.

……..  congressional lawmakers from Southern Nevada said opposition to the project would continue……Titus said the $120 million would be “a tiny down payment on a project that will cost $100 billion and ship nuclear waste through hundreds of congressional districts across the country.” ……https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/trump-budget-contains-120m-to-restart-licensing-of-yucca-mountain/

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February 14, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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