Being in the county adjacent to Nye County, Nev.,
where Yucca Mountain may actually store nuclear waste one day, I am
not at all comfortable knowing a mere 15 miles separates the
counties. Even Carlsbad, N.M., seems too close for producing
plutonium triggers for new bombs (HCN, 9/1/03: Courting the bomb).
I propose an idea: How about moving both projects over one state,
where there are wide-open spaces and plenty of sage, not people. I
suggest the state of Texas to be the national repository to all of
the nation’s nuclear projects — and the name that comes
to mind is Crawford. Bring it on.