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NUKE WASTE: Outcry over Yucca Mountain reflects hypocrisy

Re: “Hastings slams DOE over Yucca Mountain closure” (newstribune.com, 6-2).

All the hand-wringing and crocodile tears being shed over the decision to terminate the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump by Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and others at the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing June 1 just serve to highlight the hypocrisy that has characterized Congress’ involvement in the nuclear waste management issue over the years.

Where was the outcry when Washington’s own Tom Foley (then House majority leader) joined forces with the likes of Jim Wright (speaker of the House from Texas), Louisiana Sen. J. Bennet Johnston (Energy

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NUCLEAR ENERGY: Reid, Obama present roadblock

This nation could use nuclear energy to great benefit for all. But because of the lack of long-term storage for high-level nuclear waste due to political gaming between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama, in all good conscience we dare not proceed with new plant construction.

We have but to look to Japan’s continuing tragic experience to understand the folly of above-ground storage of high-level nuclear waste. In Nevada, a long-term underground storage facility is virtually complete, to the tune of about $10 billion. But because of what appears to be an example of political quid pro quo,

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