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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) released the below statement on Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry’s comments at today’s House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee hearing.

“Secretary Perry’s comments today are irresponsible, reckless, and show a blatant disregard for the state of Nevada. As I have repeatedly told the Secretary, Nevada will not serve as our nation’s nuclear waste dump. The only viable solution to our country’s nuclear waste problem is one that is rooted in consent, and Nevada has said ‘no.’ I stand with Nevada in staunch opposition to Secretary Perry’s comments regarding the Test Site and any attempt to revive Yucca Mountain. Secretary Perry today referred to a ‘moral and national security obligation,’ and I believe that fighting for Nevada against Yucca Mountain is mine.”