Congress not to let the nuclear industry dictate dangerous radioactive
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The nuclear industry
and its friends in government want to transport 77,000 tons of deadly
high-level radioactive waste through communities in 44 states to a dump
at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Yucca Mountain is in an earthquake zone and
directly above the only source of drinking water for local residents.
The land is claimed by the Western Shoshone Nation under the 1863 Treaty
of Ruby Valley. In February 2002, the Bush administration officially recommended
that the Yucca Mountain dump be built. The Governor of Nevada vetoed this
recommendation but resolutions have been introduced in Congress to override
Nevada's veto. A vote is expected later this spring.
Lisa Gue, Policy Analyst
Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program