Las Vegas Sues Federal Gov't Over Nuke Dump

Joint petition filed with U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on behalf of Las Vegas and Clark County.

Published: 25-Jan-2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman on Thursday filed a lawsuit to stop Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham from recommending that the nation's nuclear waste be buried in southern Nevada.

Goodman, attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, filed a joint petition with U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on behalf of Las Vegas and Clark County.

Abraham has said he plans to tell President Bush that Yucca Mountain is a suitable place for the nation's nuclear waste. The proposed site is 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

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