Opposing Yucca Mountain

Feb 9, 2017

Yucca Mountain would cost taxpayers billions and require the dangerous transportation of nuclear waste across every state in the country before it arrives in our state where we do not produce any waste.

Congress voted in 1987 for the DOE to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain without the support of Nevada. Nevada is still pushing back against that effort and Rep. Titus is leading the way. 

  • She is the lead sponsor in the House of Representatives of the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act, legislation that would mandate the DOE’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission to have support from state, local, and tribal governments before constructing a nuclear waste repository anywhere in the country.
  • Supports the conclusions of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future that found “a good gauge of consent would be the willingness of affected units of government—the host states, tribes, and local communities – to enter into legally binding agreements with the facility operator, where these agreements enable states, tribes, and communities to have confidence that they can protect the interests of their citizens.”
  • Rep. Titus has testified at congressional hearings, DOE events, and in the community in opposition of Yucca Mountain and will continue to do so in the 115th Congress.