WashTimes: Sins of commission on Yucca Mountain

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid owes America $10 billion.”

The Washington Times editorializes,

… That’s the amount taxpayers have been forced to throw away in the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility, which sits unused because of the Nevada Democrat’s opposition. Because that’s a refund check we’re never going to see, lawmakers should act promptly on a set of recommendations released Thursday to limit the damage, ensuring further billions set aside for nuclear waste are not misspent.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future was appointed two years ago to study alternatives to the ill-fated Nevada site. Its new report concluded that authority over the nation’s nuclear waste should be taken from the Energy Department and given to an “independent, government-chartered corporation.” Presumably, doing so would end the political tug of war over the issue, making it one of the most egregious examples of government waste in U.S. history…

Read the entire Times editorial.

2 thoughts on “WashTimes: Sins of commission on Yucca Mountain”

  1. Reduce Nevadas Federal funding for different state projects by 10 Billion….Teach the foolish Nevada voters a lesson…

  2. An Independent, government-chartered corporation, that would be something like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. We all know how that has worked out. Harry would just as soon owe Americans the $10 billion rather than beat us out of it.

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