Studying storing nuclear waste is a bad idea. Deciding to do so out of the public view was something worse: a violation of the public trust
The Legislature has updated its requirements for siting a radioactive waste storage facility in case someone wants to build one in Wyoming.
Nearly 20 years later, Sullivan said he can look back on his decision to veto the temporary storage site in Wyoming and say that he got it right. The federal government’s attempt to build a repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada is officially dead, and has been for several years. Still, the United State’s has no long-term plan for the storage of nuclear waste.