February 26, 2009
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today discussed President Obama’s announcement that his budget will cut funding to the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain and pursue a different strategy for dealing with the nation’s nuclear waste. Reid has been working with the Obama Administration to cut Yucca’s budget to its lowest level in years.
“President Obama today took a critical first step toward fulfilling his promise to end the Yucca Mountain project, and I could not be happier for the people of Nevada,” Reid said. “I have worked for more than two decades with help from our state’s leaders and thousands of Nevadans to stop Yucca Mountain. President Obama recognizes that the proposed dump threatens the health and safety of Nevadans, and millions of Americans. His commitment to stop this terrible project could not be clearer.” To learn more about Reid’s work to prevent the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump from ever being built please click here.