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Opposition to HR 3053 urged

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I urge Representative Steve Pearce and Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall to oppose H.R. 3053, the “Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017” (115th Congress, 1st Session).

This bill will put our nation’s nuclear waste storage policy on the wrong track yet again. It ignores environmental concerns, states’ rights and consent to host the waste in the first place, and attempts to truncate public review in order to force a “solution” — either Yucca Mountain or a new consolidated interim storage site — that have both proven to be unworkable.

Rather than blindly charge forward at the cost of public safety and public resources, I urge our elected officials to reject this bill and start the important and necessary work on a comprehensive set of hearings to commence building a publicly accepted, consent-based repository program.

Alfredo Dominguez

Roswell

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