(STEVE SEBELIUS, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL) Harry Reid has told me — repeatedly — that Yucca Mountain is dead. It’s fenced off, shut down, closed up, an empty hole in the ground that’s the site of one of the biggest wastes of federal money in the nation’s history.
Then again, a House subcommittee was debating the issue last week, pondering whether to spend $150 million on a license application for the supposedly dead nuclear waste repository.
The usual suspects said the usual things, but one congressman’s comments stood out. Rep.Mark Amodei said that while he didn’t think Nevada should be singled out as the onlyplace to deposit nuclear waste in the country, Nevadans should take those nuclear lemons and make some glow-in-the-dark lemonade.
“Nevadans should use this as an opportunity to dictate the terms of the repository under the best conditions for our state,” Amodei said. Click here to continue reading