For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 23, 2003

CONTACT: Tessa Hafen (202) 369-9801

Reid statement on DOE preferred routes

"The Department of Energy does not have a license to open a nuclear waste dump in our state, and releasing a preferred route puts them nowhere closer to that ability," Senator Reid said today. "In just a few weeks Nevada's attorneys will take our case to court as we continue working to stop this proposed dump. The health and safety of Nevadans is my top priority, and because a nuclear waste dump would be a danger and a threat to our communities I will continue fighting it."