Reid Statement On Blue Ribbon Commission Draft Report

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the Blue Ribbon Commission draft report on alternatives to Yucca Mountain. The draft report was published this morning:

“The Yucca Mountain project is dead and it is not coming back,” said Reid. “The Blue Ribbon Commission’s draft report is an essential step towards finally dealing with nuclear waste in a safe and responsible way.  The responsible next step is charting a realistic path towards solving the problem, not trying to resurrect a costly failed nuclear waste policy.  I commend the Commission and its distinguished co-chairs, Lee Hamilton and Brent Scowcroft, on their efforts and look forward to their final recommendations.”