A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT Of ENERGY TO EXCLUDE THE USE OF HIGHWAY ROUTES THROUGH NORTH LAS VEGAS AND THE METROPOLITAN LAS VEGAS VALLEY FOR THE TRANSPORT OF OF LOW-LEVEL 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 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 low- level nuclear waste to the Nevada Test Site; and
WHEREAS, the Environmental Assessment will not, as it is currency planned, result in a decision by the Department of Energy to require all shipments of low-level radioactive waste destiny for the Nevada Test Site to avoid North Las Vegas and the metropolitan Las Vegas Valley; and
WHEREAS, Sate 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 the City of North Las Vegas, 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 North Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metropolitan area; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any transport of low-level radioactive waste using trucks only must avoid transport of waste through North Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Valley; and
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that nay transport of low-level radioactive waste by the department of Energy or their contractors or trucks to the Nevada Test Site must avoid routes through North Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Valley.
PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED THIS 1st day of April, 1998
/s/ Michael L. Montandon, Mayor