Nevada’s Senators Threaten a Long Fight Over Yucca Mountain

Nevada’s senators asked their colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, to stop trying to create a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. They threatened an ongoing political conflict that will only delay a permanent solution. Senator Jacky Rosen says opposition in Nevada is bi-partisan, but she adds, it’s not just Nevada’s problem.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto says trying to force Yucca Mountain on Nevada, which does not use Nuclear Power, will waste billions in taxpayer dollars.