REP. ROSEN TESTIFIES AGAINST YUCCA MOUNTAIN, TELLS CHAIRMAN TO STOP WASTING BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER MONEY ON A PROJECT THAT'S BEEN DEAD FOR OVER 30 YEARS
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) testified before the Subcommittee on Environment, Committee on Energy and Commerce on efforts to resurrect the licensing process at Yucca Mountain. The Congresswoman voiced her strong opposition against the Yucca Mountain project and highlighted the dangers in transporting over 70,000 metric tons of radioactive nuclear waste through the heart of her district in Las Vegas:
“I was proud to fight for Nevadans today who wholeheartedly oppose our state becoming the nation’s dumping ground for nuclear waste. Yucca Mountain would require transporting shipments of 6,700 trains and 5,025 trucks of radioactive nuclear waste every day over the span of 50 years through the heart of Las Vegas, and through countless communities in my district. It’s time to stop spending billions of dollars on a project that threatens the health and well-being of my constituents, and instead focus on finding a safe repository in a community that consents to storage. ”
View full text of the Congresswoman’s testimony here.