Most Nevadans, as well countless businesses and organizations oppose restarting the licensing process to store nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain. This facility is located just 90 miles from Las Vegas, one of America’s biggest tourist destinations. The AGA stands with the many concerned citizens, small business operators and bipartisan members of Congress in opposition to any attempt to restart the repository licensing process and will work tirelessly to ensure that radioactive waste is never stored anywhere near the world’s entertainment capital in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Business Community To Congress: Yucca Mountain Is Not America’s Nuclear WastelandRead More
AGA and the Las Vegas business community called on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a proposal designed to revive licensing activities for Yucca Mountain
In their letter to congressional leaders, the business leaders wrote, “Safety and security remain a top priority for all Americans and any problems with the transport of more than 110,000 metric tons of nuclear waste to the site throughout the country, or issues with its storage there, would bring potentially devastating consequences to the local, state and national communities. Moreover, with taxes on Nevada’s tourism industry providing 42 percent of the state general fund, even a modest decline in visitors’ perception about the region could have severe negative implications for the state’s economy and future growth.”
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AGA opposes any effort to revive Yucca Mountain as a repository and will work with the many concerned citizens, small-business operators and members of Congress to ensure that radioactive waste is never stored anywhere near the world’s premier tourist, convention and entertainment destination.
Yucca Mountain is located just 90 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada, which welcomed 42 million visitors last year. Over the past decade, the Greater Las Vegas area is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. with a population that now exceeds 2.1 million people according to an estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. Any problems with the transport of nuclear waste to the site, or issues with its storage there, would bring potentially devastating consequences to the local, state and national economies.