Titus Speaks in Support of Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act

Jul 22, 2013
Floor Statements

July 22, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District today spoke on the House floor in support of the Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act, H.R. 697. This bipartisan legislation would establish a public-private partnership to address the remediation of more than 1,200 acres of former mining and industrial lands for future economic development opportunities. The Act was passed by voice vote. Below are her remarks: 
 
 
“I rise in support of H.R. 697, the Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act, and urge my colleagues to support the bill.
 
“This bipartisan legislation, which has the support of the entire Nevada delegation including Senators Reid and Heller, is critical to the clean-up and revitalization of long-dormant land near Henderson, Nevada.
 
“H.R. 697 sets up a public-private partnership to address the remediation of more than 1,200 acres of former manganese mining and industrial lands for redevelopment. 
 
“These activities date back nearly a century, and were critical to our national defense during World War II.
 
“But over the last 50 years, the already nasty, polluted site has become increasingly dangerous. 
 
“Accordingly, the clean-up of this land is a top priority for the Nevada State Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Henderson, and for the thousands of Southern Nevada residents who live nearby. 
 
“I support this legislation to clean up the Three Kids Mine for both safety and environmental reasons, and to create opportunities for redevelopment of the site for beneficial use and economic potential.
 
“I urge my colleagues to join me and the Nevada Delegation in support of this bill, and I yield back my time.”