Metro Chamber Applauds Governor’s Strong Opposition to Nuclear Waste at Yucca Mountain
Las Vegas – Today, Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, issued the following statement regarding efforts to resurrect the dormant plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, as well as transport waste through Nevada.
As Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval meets with federal officials and lawmakers, the Metro Chamber, as the largest business association in Nevada, applauds and supports Governor Brian Sandoval’s strong leadership in opposing any nuclear waste storage in Nevada.
"The Las Vegas Metro Chamber continues to strongly oppose a Nuclear Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, as well as the transportation and storage of any nuclear waste in Nevada. Las Vegas is located within 90 miles of the Yucca Mountain site, in the 4th most active seismic area of the United States. The potential for transportation incidents and environmental impacts loom large. Given the close proximity of Yucca Mountain to the largest population area of the state, together with the critical significance of tourism and hospitality to our region's economy, the safety risks are far too great. Any unfortunate incident would have an immediate and potentially irreversible severe and negative impact on our 2 million residents and 43 million annual business and leisure visitors." Kristin McMillan, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.