A divided Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed the Obama administration to continue plans to close the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
The commission split, 2-2, on whether to uphold or reject a decision by an independent nuclear licensing board, which voted last year to reject the Energy Department's attempt to withdraw its application for Yucca Mountain. The licensing board said the government failed to make a scientific case for why the application should be withdrawn.
Despite the split vote, the NRC said in an order Friday that the licensing board should continue steps to close down Yucca Mountain by the end of the month.
Who wants to plan a vacation in a radioactive wasteland? And who wants to to relocate one's company and open factories in a radioactive wasteland? Yucca Mountain sits atop an active fault line, and dangerous toxic waste would have been tricked through Las Vegas if this had been allowed to open. Remember this when someone claims we'll "lose jobs" over this.
Rather, we're saving Nevada jobs by getting rid of this ridiculous Yucca boondoggle.