Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Applauds Yucca Mountain Investigation

Mar 31, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement upon hearing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s plans to launch an investigation looking into the Administration’s actions on terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository:


“I applaud the efforts of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. I agree with Chairmen Upton and Shimkus with regards to launching an investigation as to the reasoning behind halting the development for the Yucca repository since no evidence suggests there was either a scientific or a technical basis.

The termination would halt 25 years of progress while wasting over $9.5 billion in investment from ratepayers according to the Government Accountability Office. South Carolinians alone have invested over $1.2 billion in Yucca Mountain. 

It is time to remove politics from science and reopen Yucca Mountain without further delay.”