Reminder! Act to stop Yucca bill

Posted on 14. Jul, 2017 by in Action Alerts

Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) hopes to get his “Screw Nevada 2” bill onto the U.S. House floor before the August recess. There is still time to act! The bill revives plans to target Western Shoshone Indian land at Yucca Mountain, NV for the country’s high-level radioactive waste dump. Please contact your U.S. Representative, urging opposition to H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, as amended. Find your Rep.’s full contact info. at this website, by typing in your ZIP code in the upper right, clicking GO, and following the internet links, or phone your Rep. via the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121. Consider organizing friends and colleagues, and request an in-district, face to face meeting with your Rep. (or their staff), about this bill. In addition to reviving the cancelled Yucca dump, the legislation would legalize private de facto permanent parking lot dumps. If enacted, the bill could launch unprecedented numbers of “Mobile Chernobyl” irradiated nuclear fuel truck, train, and barge, shipments across the country in just a few years. See the Beyond Nuclear press statement for talking points for your Rep. And learn more by registering to attend a NIRS “Don’t Waste America!” tele-briefing on Thursday, July 13 at 8pm Eastern.

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