The Nevada Nuclear Waste Study Committee, or The Study Committee as it is now known, was established in 1984 by the public relations and lobbying arm of the commercial nuclear power industry to develop support in Nevada for a high-level radioactive waste repository.
Today, The Study Committee receives its money through the Nuclear Energy Institute, which is the industry’s public relations and lobbying entity.
The Study Committee does not disclose the fact that it is a nuclear industry organization. It seeks to pass itself off as an organization dedicated to assuring the scientific study of Yucca Mountain and benefits for Nevadans. Recent issues of the Monitor have been characterized by often personal attacks on State officials who oppose locating a repository or interim storage facility in Nevada or who are critical of DOE’s work at Yucca Mountain.
Each edition of this newsletter provides a brief profile for one of the groups or organizations involved with the high-level nuclear waste issue in Nevada.