Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate intended to hinder proposed radioactive waste dumps and their accompanying Mobile Chernobyl radwaste transportation operation.
The bills, introduced by Nevada politicians, are clearly intended to help stop the proposed Yucca Mountain site. But, if enacted, they would also place roadblocks in front of all other possible repositories.
Specifically, the bills–S. 691 and HR 1364, introduced by Sen. Harry Reid and Dana Titus respectively–would require the consent of states, localities and affected Indian tribes for any radioactive waste repository. In addition, they would require the consent of localities adjacent to the site for the transport of radioactive waste through their jurisdictions.
Act now below. The letters also include one other sentence, urging the Senate and House energy appropriations committee to reject all funding for high-level radioactive waste programs at this time. Both committees are considering adding funding not requested by the Obama administration to support Yucca Mountain and possibly interim storage sites as well. No such funding should be granted while radioactive waste policy remains undetermined and in flux.
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