State Seal From the office of
Governor Kenny Guinn
DATE: January 10, 2002
CONTACT: Greg Bortolin
PHONE: 775-684-5670
FAX: 775-684-7198


Governor Kenny C. Guinn's Statement Regarding Secretary Spencer Abraham's Announcement

"At 11:05 a.m. this morning, I received a telephone call from Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham informing me of his decision to put the nuke waste dump in Nevada."

"I told him that I am damn disappointed in this decision and to expect my veto. I explained to him we will fight it in the Congress, in the Oval Office, in every regulatory body we can - we'll take all of our arguments to the courts. This fight is far from over."

"I also told him that on behalf of all Nevadans, I am outraged that he is allowing politics to override sound science."

"At the conclusion of the call I told the Secretary that I think this decision stinks, the whole process stinks and we'll see him in court."