Senator Heller Calls it a Positive Step in The Yucca Mountain Fight

In what Senator Dean Heller called a positive step in the long fight to ensure Yucca Mountain remains dead, the Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee advanced the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, without the $120 million requested by the Department of Energy to revive the nuclear waste dump, unlike the House of Representatives’ version of the bill. The full Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the legislation Thursday. Heller says he will continue to stand with the State of Nevada every step of the way and reiterate to this administration and to his colleagues in Congress: Nevada will not serve as the nation’s nuclear waste dump.

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