Reid, Ensign seek more Yucca cuts

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday he has no hesitation about arranging a new round of deep budget cuts in the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project, even as they might displace more Nevadans during a recession.

“Yucca Mountain is not a jobs program,” Reid said. “Yucca Mountain is a safety issue for the people of this country. We are not going to be deterred from where we think the Yucca Mountain waste should go. It should stay where it is,” at power plants in other states.

“Yucca Mountain is a symbol of everything bad about government waste,” Reid said in answer to questions at the end of a meeting among the five members of the state’s congressional delegation, the first since Congress reconvened last week.


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