U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia's decision to resume processing a license application for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. Nearly four years ago, the Obama Administration decided to halt work on the planned nuclear waste storage facility in Yucca Mountain, Nevada, claiming the site unfit for nuclear waste storage. As a result, nuclear waste has instead been stored at the Savannah River Site, among other locations.
"This ruling represents a victory for our nation and reiterates the important message that this Administration is not above the rule of law," said Rep. Broun. "While hard-working taxpayers have already invested $15 billion into the development of the Yucca Mountain Site in Nevada, this Administration has continuously blocked efforts to move forward, simply because of a difference in political opinion. This instance of waste and delay is just another illustration of our out-of-control government, and it has got to stop. I applaud the Court of Appeals for recognizing the folly of the Administration's approach, and I urge that we stop the delays and immediately move forward with this important project."