Nuke dump seems like one expensive proposition

Many thanks for your recent series of stories on Yucca Mountain. The proposed technical details were very interesting. But, wow — the dollar amounts quoted! Fifteen billion spent so far. Another $120 million for more studies.

It reminds one of the old quote by the late Sen. Everett Dirksen: “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.” Wonder if any of our current senators remember it?

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