Titus Statement on Subcommittee's Yucca Mountain Bill Vote

Jun 15, 2017
Press Release

June 15, 2017 

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment Subcommittee advanced legislation by voice vote to revive the unworkable Yucca Mountain project.

“The legislation that advanced to the full Energy and Commerce committee failed to recognize the multitude of threats to the State and the overwhelming majority of Nevadans who would never consent to the Yucca Mountain project. It ignores the fact that other states are willing – at this very moment – to store nuclear waste. The legislation usurps the state’s water rights, one of our strongest legal defenses against the repository. The legislation also lowers radiation standards and removes the cap on how much waste was originally allowed at the repository.”