In a prime example of political farce, a nuclear storage facility burrowed under a desolate mountain range in Nevada at a cost of more than $15 billion sits silent and empty. A warren of underground tunnels and storage vaults, the Yucca Mountain project is nearly ready for use, but strident political opposition led by Nevada’s congressional delegation and backed by anti-nuke activists has halted the issuance of government permits required for its opening. As a result, Washington has shelled out more than $7 billion in taxpayer-funded fines to public utilities that have funded the project and have been denied its use for disposal of spent nuclear material. That is an expensive waste.
Washington Times 18th Dec 2019 read more »