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Trump And Shimkus Trying To ReOpen Yucca Mountain As Nuclear Dump Site As A 'TEMPORARY' Storage Site; Real Reason Is To Transfer All Nuclear Waste Disposal And Storage Costs To US Taxpayers 

TRUMP FALSELY CLAIMS THAT NUCLEAR AND COAL ARE REQUIRED IN US FUTURE, WHILE RENEWABLE ENERGY IS DANGEROUS, TOO EXPENSIVE AND NOT RELIABLE 


TRUMP HAS TOLD 1,318 LIES IN 263 DAYS



Coal and nuclear are the most toxic, most expensive fuels at this point. Conservatives believe in a free market. Where is that free market, when coal and nuclear are getting obscene corporate welfare plus entitlements, while renewable fuels only get a small fraction of this total? Now Trump and his administration are attempting to shovel 100 BILLION in the direction of dirty, toxic, radioactive coal and nuclear, while taking money away from clean, renewable fuels, and blocking their growth in all kinds of ways. 

SITES ACROSS THE US WHERE NUCLEAR WASTE IS BEING HELD ON SITE, USUALLY WHERE NUCLEAR REACTORS ARE OPERATING OR USED TO OPERATE




NIRS needs your help! U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) is attempting to rush H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, to the House floor for a vote. 

NOW is the time to call your Congressional representatives (202-224-3121), and tell them to VOTE NO on HR 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017.

NIRS has mentioned before what an incredibly BAD idea H.R. 3053 is. Here are the facts:

H.R. 3053 tries to revive the failed, canceled Yucca Mountain (NV) site as a nuclear dump, despite volcanoes, earthquakes, its inability to isolate the waste and violations of environmental justice, Western Shoshone sovereignty and state authority. 

H.R. 3053 directs the Department of Energy to contract for a temporary storage site (called Centralized “Interim” Storage-CIS or Monitored Retrievable Storage-MRS), which is illegal under current law. The bill removes the requirement that a permanent nuclear disposal site is operating, before an additional, interim storage site can open. That means these supposedly temporary sites could become permanent, above-ground, nuclear waste “parking lot dumps”. 

H.R. 3053 would trigger thousands of intensely radioactive shipments on our roads, rails, and waterways over decades…an unprecedented, massive, multi-decade, high-level nuclear waste shipping campaign from over 100 nuclear reactors through 44 states to a private corporate parking lot dump, and possibly, DOE centralized “interim” parking lot dumps. All of the waste would have to move again when a permanent site is opened, increasing transport risks. 

H.R. 3053 weakens environmental and safety requirements for the deadliest waste. 

H.R. 3053 fails to make waste storage less dangerous at the sites where it is now located. Even if a permanent site opened immediately it will take years to move it there, and at operating reactor sites new waste will be added. In the meantime, communities need Hardened On-Site Storage in containers that can be inspected for cracks, repaired or repackaged.

Call your Congressional representatives today and let them know you oppose H.R. 3053 and the threat is poses to all of us. 

You can find background information on HR 3053, organizing and educational resources to use in your community, and transportation maps and statistics on our Don’t Waste America campaign page

Thanks for all you do!

Diane D'Arrigo
Radioactive Waste Project Director


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Trump And Shimkus Trying To ReOpen Yucca Mountain As Nuclear Dump Site As A 'TEMPORARY' Storage Site; Real Reason Is To Transfer All Nuclear Waste Disposal And Storage Costs To US Taxpayers
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