This is not a new story, but one that has been brewing for the past 27 years. It does represent one of the biggest environmental and political boondoggles in my memory. Let me suggest that you read the link below containing a well written article by Leslie Paige from Citizens against Government Waste that was posted back on February 26th.
This is another clear example of the current administration pulling a back-room deal to garner Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) support, but it has thus far cost the American taxpayers in excess of 40 billion dollars, and the site remains bereft of any spent nuclear fuel. Additionally, there are multi-million dollar legal expenses being incurred across the country by the American taxpayers.
We wonder why the national debt is now past 13 trillion dollars, and the Obama administration continues to permit our valuable hard-earned dollars slip through their fingers. The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository should be opened immediately and put to the essential use it was intended to accomplish.
Would I like to live within 100 miles of this site in Las Vegas? The answer is no. But it is a necessary evil and it will provide important employment to a community in desperate need of jobs. Obviously a trade-off is necessary for the greater good, and we best make this site perform the vital task it was built to do.
Stop wasting tax dollars we do not possess, and create hundreds of new jobs NOW. Please tell me how you can logically promote nuclear power, and not move forward with Yucca Mountain?