Boulder  City  Nevada

City Hall, Boulder City
401 California Ave
Boulder City, NV 89005

 
RESOLUTION NO. 3117

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO EXCLUDE THE USE OF HIGHWAY ROUTES THROUGH BOULDER CITY AND THE METROPOLITAN LAS VEGAS VALLEY FOR THE TRANSPORT OF LOW-LEVEL NUCLEAR RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO THE NEVADA TEST SITE

WHEREAS,

    the Department of Energy has made a formal determination to prepare an Environmental Assessment for intermodal transportation of low-level radioactive waste to the Nevada Test Site; and

WHEREAS,

    according to this determination, the Department of Energy is proposing to institutionalize and encourage intermodal transportation of Department of Energy complex-wide generated waste to the Nevada Test Site; and

WHEREAS,

    the Environmental Assessment will not, as it is currently planned, result in a decision by the Department of Energy to require all shipments of low-level radioactive waste destined for the Nevada Test Site to avoid Boulder City and the metropolitan Las Vegas Valley; and

WHEREAS,

    State and local officials in Nevada contend that the continued transportation of these wastes not only poses risks to public health and safety, but could also adversely affect the State's tourist-based economy; and

WHEREAS,

    if a transportation accident involving radioactive waste were to occur, it could have a devastating impact on our community, as well as a devastating socioeconomic impact on the State's economy.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED

    by the City Council of Boulder City, Nevada, that the City supports the position that the Environmental Assessment must address the use of intermodal transportation in combination with highway routes that avoid entirely Boulder City and the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED

    that any transport of waste using trucks only, must avoid transport of low-level nuclear waste through Boulder City and the Las Vegas Valley.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED

    that any transport of low-level nuclear waste by the Department of Energy or their contractors or trucks to the Nevada Test Site avoid routes through Boulder City and the Las Vegas Valley.

APPROVED on this 24th day of March, 1998.

Robert S. Ferraro

ATTEST:
Vicki G. Mayes, City Clerk


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