State Seal From the office of
Governor Kenny Guinn
DATE: December 27, 2001
CONTACT: Greg Bortolin
PHONE: 775-684-5670
FAX: 775-684-7198


Nevada Protection Fund for Yucca Mountain receives contributions from rural Nevadans

CARSON CITY - The Nevada Protection Fund received $7,500 from the City of Fallon and $1,000 from Douglas County today for the state's effort to defeat the Department of Energy's proposal to establish a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.

"This is yet another example of how important this issue is to all Nevadans," Gov. Kenny Guinn said. "Every contribution we receive helps in Nevada's effort to launch a national public awareness campaign and legal strategy to prevent nuclear waste from being stored in our backyard."

Contributions to the Nevada Protection Plan have reached $1,062,867. Earlier this month the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce redirected $3,000 in dues formerly paid to the U.S. Chamber to the state effort. The largest contribution has been $1 million from Clark County. Others participating in the effort include the City of Mesquite, $50,000; City of Wells, $1,367 which represents $1 from every man, woman and child; City of Lovelock, $1,000; Mineral County, $1,000 and the City of Sparks, $1,000.