"Perry Pushes Nevada Nuclear Waste Site In First Official Visit"

"U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project.

The visit with Governor Brian Sandoval was Perry's first official travel since becoming energy secretary. The multi-billion-dollar nuclear storage project, which was rejected by former President Barack Obama, has been championed by the Trump administration.

Most of Nevada's politicians question the long-term safety of the site and the transportation of radioactive waste through the state."

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters March 27, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 03/28/2017