Nuclear Information Resource Service – Tell Your Reps to VOTE NO to Nuclear Waste on our Roads
Contact your US Representatives NOW and tell them to vote NO on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 (H.R. 3053)—a nuclear waste bill that threatens nearly every state with decades of nuclear waste shipments. The vote could be taken as soon as this week!
If the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 (H.R. 3053) passed, it would:
- 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.
- direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to contract for aprivate corporate centralized “interim” parking-lot dump and allows DOE to set up additional supposedly temporary storage sites (called Centralized “Interim” Storage-CIS or Monitored Retrievable Storage-MRS), all of which are illegal under current law.
- 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 the inoperable Yucca Mountain site or allegedly “interim” sites. The waste would have to move again from interim sites when a permanent site is opened, multiplying transport risks.
- weaken environmental and safety requirements for this deadly waste.
This dangerous bill must be stopped now—contact your Congressional representatives.
It would launch thousands of shipments of the deadliest radioactive nuclear waste ever made via truck, train, and/or barge shipments through 45 states, including the hearts of many major cities and farmlands, headed for Yucca Mountain, Nevada and supposedly “interim” parking lot dumps. These shipments would pass through 370 of the 435 congressional districts across the U.S.
Additional information on Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 (H.R. 3053), organizing and educational resources to use in your community, and transportation maps and statistics are available on our Don’t Waste America campaign page.
Thanks for all you do,
Radioactive Waste Project Director