Members of Nevada’s congressional delegation are attempting to ensure states have a voice in the construction of nuclear waste repositories. The Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act would require approval of the governor and impacted local governments and tribes before any money could be spent on a nuclear waste repository from the federal Nuclear Waste Fund. The act would be applicable to all states. The act was introduced by most of the Nevada delegation, including U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen and U.S. Reps. Dina Titus, Susie Lee and Steven Horsford, all Democrats. Nevada is home to the dormant Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository.
Las Vegas Sun 5th March 2019 read more »