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(Washington DC) – Today U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) filed an amendment to ensure that new funds are not made available to reopen the Yucca Mountain repository. The amendment may be subject for consideration during debate on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2354). 

“Yucca Mountain is a threat to public safety; no amount of reassurance from the federal government will convince me or the residents of Nevada otherwise. Taxpayers’ dollars would be better spent towards securing safe and viable alternatives for the long-term storage of nuclear waste. This amendment adds an extra layer of protection from any Congressional efforts to re-open what I already consider a closed issue. I will continue to work with other members of the Nevada delegation to make sure that Yucca Mountain is not used as a nuclear waste dump,” said Senator Heller.

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