BREAKING: President Trump’s New NUCLEAR BOMB Move Is Something NO President Has Done In Over 30 YEARS

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Nuclear waste. It’s an ongoing problem that liberals have used for political gain while completely avoiding solutions- that’s what they do. 

President Trump’s plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada has liberal tree-huggers criticizing the initiative as “naïve” and “a token of affection” to the nuclear industry.

take our poll - story continues below

Whom do you consider to be the most corrupt Democrat Politician?

  • Whom do you consider to be the most corrupt Democrat Politician?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to AFF updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Yeah. They bitch but have no solutions. Liberals..

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW

President Trump’s 2018 budget provides $120 million to restart licensing activities for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, as well as to initiate a “robust interim storage program,” to safely store nuclear waste for 10,000 years.

Sounds like the right thing to do.

 at Fox News reports that Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site has languished for three decades because of opposition from both environmentalists and liberal politicians, like former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

But in 1982, Congress made a legally binding pledge that the U.S. government was responsible for disposing of the radioactive material that can take tens of thousands of years to degrade. Five years later, Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and determined Yucca Mountain as the lone repository for high-level nuclear waste.

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW

According to a 2011 Government Accountability Office estimate, since 1987 the federal government has dumped $15 billion into developing the Nevada waste site.

In 2010, after major opposition from Reid, the Obama administration cut funding for the project early in the president’s first term and, in 2011, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allowed the shutdown of the project citing “budgetary limitations” from Congress.

Now the Trump administration plans to resuscitate the project.

According to the president’s budget proposal, the investments are said to accelerate progress on fulfilling the federal government’s obligations to “address nuclear waste, enhance national security and reduce future taxpayer burden.”

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW

“We’re approaching a third decade of federal abdication when it comes to the appropriate disposition of used nuclear fuel — there are signs that the new administration wants to end the stalemate, but we need resolve from both branches of government,” Nuclear Energy Institute spokesman John Keeley told Fox News. “The nuclear industry is committed to working with Congress and the administration to put the used fuel management program back on its feet.

But Fox News contributor and former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is a strong opponent of the plan. He stopped a nuclear dump in Ohio in 1995, and did extensive work on nuclear power issues when chairman of a House subcommittee on domestic policy. And Kucinich told Fox News that President Trump’s proposed $120 million wouldn’t even cover the cost of the paperwork in arranging Yucca Mountain.

“The president, being a very famous developer, should know that a nuclear waste depository is the opposite of development — no one wants to be anywhere near it,” Kucinich told Fox News.

One of President Trump’s franchise hotel properties, Trump International in Las Vegas, is just a 20-minute drive from the repository.

The White House did not have any further comment, other than the initial proposal for Yucca Mountain.

“This is just a token of affection from the president to the nuclear industry, which will have very little impact on whether or not a nuclear dump is cited in Nevada,” Kucinich said.

Nevada residents have strongly resisted the project.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., who took Reid’s Senate seat upon his retirement last year, told Fox News that she will continue to “fight against this” and any other attempt to “revive this reckless project.”

“Trump’s attempt to revive Yucca Mountain is naive and would be a colossal waste of taxpayer money,” Cortez Masto said, quoting a report that estimated licensing hearings alone would cost more than $1.6 billion. “Yucca Mountain is nothing more than a hole in the ground and will never be a viable solution for dealing with nuclear waste — Nevadans know this and they have been clear they do not want a nuclear dumping site in their backyard.”

Kelley told Fox News that until the government meets its “legal obligation to accept the fuel,” the industry will continue to “safely and securely” store the waste at its “99 operating reactors located at 61 sites in 30 states.”

Democrats will never agree with ANYTHING the Trump administration wants to do.

It’s time to go full KGB.

This is just ridiculous arguing with these filthy liberal scumbags.

Arrest them. It’s the right thing to do at this point.

Just my opinion.

Here’s How To Be Sure To Continue Seeing Our Content On Facebook

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter!

Facebook Has Banned Us!

The leftists at Facebook decided they didn’t like our message, so they removed our page and are censoring us. Help us fight back and subscribe to our newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date with everything Facebook doesn’t want you to see!


Facebook Comments