64°F
weather icon Mostly Cloudy

LETTER: Just saying ‘no’ to Yucca Mountain isn’t a solution

Updated May 8, 2019 - 10:37 pm

Given that the issue of where to store radioactive nuclear waste has been well studied for many years, where do the Nevada politicians who oppose Yucca Mountain believe the waste should be stored? If not Yucca, then where? Each should have a well-educated opinion by now.

I hope their positions are about more than just re-election.

The easy answer is “no.” But “no” is not a solution. Accepting the waste would benefit many Americans, despite the somewhat limited transportation risks in moving the waste to a safer site. Annual federal payments to Nevada as we learn to reprocess the waste would be one aspect of solving the problem.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
LETTER: Democrats and revisionist history on the economy

Donald Trump’s policies of cutting taxes and eliminating rules and regulations that stifle business and ingenuity have created the longest period of sustained growth since Ronald Reagan’s presidency.