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 STATEMENT OPPOSING THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN NUCLEAR DUMP 

 Transporting 77,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste to a dump site at Yucca Mountain that cannot meet basic safety standards poses unacceptable threats to human health and the environment. 

 Important scientific, ethical, environmental justice, and policy questions about the repository proposal remain unresolved, as identified in part by independent federal review agencies.

 The Department of Energy has not developed a credible transportation plan. The risks of shipping highly radioactive waste through 44 states to a questionable site, as currently proposed, cannot be justified. 

 We therefore oppose the Department of Energy's premature and technically unfounded Yucca Mountain recommendation. 

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 Lisa Gue 

Policy Analyst - Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program - 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE - Washington, DC 20003 -ph: (202) 454-5130; fax: (202) 547-7392   www.citizen.org/cmep