ENERGY SECURITY: JOECKS LIKES YUCCA AREA NUCLEAR RECYCLING PLAN!

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Opinion by Victor Joecks in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

July 21, 2018 - 9:00 pm


"Yucca.  In the words of Yogi Berra, it’s looking like déjà vu all over again. 
An out-of-state congressional delegation toured Yucca Mountain recently, and most of Nevada’s business and political leaders came out in staunch opposition to storing nuclear waste there.

So much for Harry Reid’s assurances that Yucca was dead.

Rather than another 30 years of lawsuits, Congress should try a different approach:    bribery.

Offer a $2,500 per-person refundable tax credit to Nevadans if Yucca goes through. Instead of storage, put a reprocessing facility there and direct 20 percent of the gross proceeds to Nevada’s general fund.

Provide funding to make UNLV the nation’s premiere research institution on nuclear energy.

Instead of another 'Screw Nevada' bill, advertise the benefits of a 'Make Nevada Rich' bill to limit local opposition."


For reader convenience, here is a link to the NevadansCAN Executive Summary of our proposed plan submitted to the Department of Energy and The Congress for a Yucca Mountain National Center for Nuclear Fuel Recycling and National Carbon Free Energy Laboratory:

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