Well, it looks like Crybaby/Coward Harry Reid is going to scratch Nye County off his Christmas card list.
From the Pahrump Valley Times: President Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on nuclear waste released a long-awaited report in February that recommended a consent-based approach to siting a geologic repository.
Blue Ribbon Commission co-chairman, former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., suggested finding a state willing to host burial of high level nuclear waste, to break the impasse over Yucca Mountain.
On Tuesday, Nye County commissioners voted 4-0 to send a letter to Steven Chu, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, informing him Nye County wants Yucca Mountain to be the site.
The key paragraph states: “As you know the first recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future calls for a new, consent-based approach to siting future nuclear waste management facilities. This recommendation goes to the heart of the purpose for this letter. Nye County, Nevada hereby provides notice to you, the Secretary of Energy, that we formally consent to host the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, consistent with our previous resolutions that support the safe development of the Yucca Mountain repository.”
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 identified a geologic repository as the best way to store the nuclear waste piling up at U.S. nuclear power plants and defense installations. The act was amended in 1987 to identify Yucca Mountain as the site for storing 77,000 metric tons of high level nuclear waste.
President George. W. Bush approved the repository project in 2002 over the veto of then Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn, but in 2009 President Obama zeroed out any funding for the project.
While Nevada is adamantly opposed to the project, Nye County has a policy of “actively and constructively” engaging the DOE on the geologic repository.
Yucca sits mostly in Nye County, and if there is a disaster, they would feel it first and feel it worst. However, because Nye County is mostly rural or desert with a small community here and there, they are also a hearty and intelligent bunch, as well.
Coward/Crybaby Reid thinks if Yucca is built and starts to store radiation, people will not come to the casinos. This is what a senile person would think, not a person of intelligence.
Nevada already accepts low level nuclear waste and Nevada and it's private business partners make a good living off the low level nuclear waste.
So, congratulations to Nye County, for taking a strong stand. It's too bad that Crybaby/Coward Reid doesn't care about his constituents.
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