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Rep. Dina Titus Fights Nuclear Waste

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Congresswoman Dina Titus, Democrat District 1

Rep. Dina Titus opposes a plan to truck nuclear waste through Nevada’s hubs, and she’s getting impatient with the Department of Energy for refusing to reveal the details of the plan.

“We just want to know where they’re planning to bring it that’s the first step. And they won’t even tell us that,” says Rep. Titus. “We’ve also called the White House asking them to be sure that the Secretary (of Energy) lets us know. So we are not going to just take silence for an answer.”

Rep. Titus thinks the plan sets a dangerous precedent, saying that the Department of energy has changed their definition of low-level waste, which she says is a higher level of radioactivity than Nevada has ever accepted.

Titus’ colleagues in Congress are largely in favor of sending the nuclear waste to Nevada. “About three to one would rather see it come here than see it go anywhere else.”

 

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