Nevada Appeal

Friday, August 06, 2004

Kerry has right stance on Yucca Mountain

As a military officer who com-manded nuclear weapons, I support Sen. John Kerry's position to kill plans for the Yucca Mountain dump site if he's elected.

As a frequent visitor to Las Vegas from Southern California, I always felt it made no logistic sense to put such a hazardous waste dump so close to one of the nation's leading tourist attractions. Sen. John Ensign contin-ues to cloud the issue, but the fact remains George W Bush signed the order to make Yucca Mountain the nation's nuclear waste repository.

MAJ. ROBERT TORMEY
U.S. Air Force, ret.
Escondido Calif.