Despite a stalemate in Congress that appears to have shelved action on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project for the year, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval urged state officials to be prepared, proactive and to take the battle to the federal government.
Efforts to restart licensing hearings and store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain appear dead for the next year after a congressional panel eliminated a funding request in the defense bill Monday.
A congressional tour of Yucca Mountain last weekend spurred Las Vegas business leaders to fan across the nation’s capital Wednesday and lobby lawmakers and the Trump administration against storing nuclear waste in Nevada.
It was the first such congressional tour of the site since 2015, when Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the environment, led a half dozen lawmakers underground to review the proposed nuclear waste repository.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., talks about his first visit to Yucca Mountain as part of a congressional tour of the nuclear repository waste site that lies about 90 miles north of Las Vegas.
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Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., will lead about a dozen other House members — all proponents of the project — on the tour of the proposed storage site for the nation’s high-level nuclear waste.
State had asked Nuclear Regulatory Commission member David Wright to recuse himself from deliberations on the proposed nuclear waste repository, noting he worked on task force that advocated for the project.
House lawmakers with a vested interest in permanent storage of nuclear waste in Nevada will make a trek to Yucca Mountain this month to tour the mothballed exploratory tunnel in the geological formation northwest of Las Vegas.