Congresswoman Rosen Wants a Study Into Alternative Uses For Yucca Mountain Site

Congresswoman Jacky Rosen introduced the Jobs, Not Waste Act. This legislation would prohibit the Secretary of Energy from taking any action relating to the licensing, planning, development, or construction of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) submits a study to Congress on the economic viability and job-creating benefits of alternative uses of the Yucca Mountain site. Rosen says alternative uses for the Yucca Mountain site could include: defense activities, such as a command facility for unmanned aircraft systems; a secure electronic data center; the development of renewable energy sources; or scientific research.