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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today released the following statement on Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s visit to Yucca Mountain:

“I spoke with Secretary Perry ahead of his visit to Yucca Mountain and reiterated Nevada’s staunch opposition to turning Yucca into a nuclear waste dump. I welcome Secretary Perry’s visit to Nevada; it is important that he sees that our state is a national leader in renewable energy development and hub for energy-related research and development, but I also encourage him to hear firsthand my constituents’ concerns with the Administration’s proposal to revive the project,” said Senator Heller. “I will continue to fight on behalf of Nevadans and work with the Nevada delegation, congressional leadership, and Governor Sandoval to bury the failed Yucca Mountain strategy and find solutions to our country’s nuclear waste problem.”

Earlier this month, Senators Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) expressed their opposition to the Yucca Mountain proposal to Secretary Perry and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. A PDF copy of the letter can be found here.

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