Energy Secretary Rick Perry continues to push for a nuke dump at Yucca Mountain.
“We must move ahead in fulfilling the federal government’s responsibility to dispose of the nation’s nuclear waste,” Perry told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently.
Texas would be a good place for the nation’s nuke waste. How about there Rick?
According to the Review-Journal, Congress designated Yucca Mountain in 1987 as the site for storage of nuclear waste produced by power plants. The failure of the government to adequately store the growing backlog of waste is cited as a security threat.
Not everyone in Nevada opposes the Yucca Mountain site. Rural counties see development of a facility as an economic boon, and other proponents say the storage could position the state for a growing reprocessing industry.