If the passed, the bill would:
- revive the failed Yucca Mountain (NV) site as a nuclear dump, despite volcanoes, earthquakes, its inability to isolate waste, and violations of environmental justice against Western Shoshone sovereignty and state authority.
- direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to contract for a private corporate centralized “interim” parking-lot dump, which allows DOE to set up additional "temporary" storage sites, which are illegal under current law.
- trigger thousands of intensely radioactive shipments on our roads, rails and waterways over decades.
- weaken environmental and safety requirements for this deadly waste.
It would launch thousands of shipments of the deadliest radioactive nuclear waste ever made via truck, train, and/or barge shipments through 45 states, including the hearts of many major cities and farmlands, headed for Yucca Mountain, Nevada and “interim” parking lot dumps.