The Obama administration is driving a stake into the heart of the U.S. nuclear power industry by cutting-off funding for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage program in President Obama’s budget proposal.
The Washington Post reported this morning that,
Yucca Mountain is not an option.
Yucca Mountain opponent Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) called Obama’s action,
“… our most significant victory to date in our battle to protect Nevada from becoming the country’s toxic wasteland.”
Now, nuclear power plants will have to continue to store spent fuel on-site in hopes of someday being able to reprocess spent fuel like the French do.
But will the anti-nuclear greens permit that to happen? When will the nuclear power industry realize that the greens are not its friends?
If we can’t store nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain, can we at least dump the greens there? According to EPA standards for Yucca Mountain, humanity would be safe from the greens for at least one million years.