Letters to the Editor September 4, 2013

Nuclear waste exceeds limits of acceptability

The news out of Jackson last week that our governor and certain lobbying groups have been planning, behind the scenes, to offer up Mississippi as the nation’s nuclear waste dump is appalling. Just a month ago, the U.S. secretary of energy mentioned Mississippi to Congress as a possible home for America’s nuclear waste. Now they say they are only talking about “recycling” nuclear waste here. Do they think we are so dumb as to believe that you can have nuclear waste “recycling” without nuclear waste storage? If America’s nuclear waste ever gets in Mississippi, we will never get it out of Mississippi. If this is such a great idea, why are we the ONLY state in America asking for it? The truth is, this would kill tourism and jobs.

The federal government has already spent $15 billion for national nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. We in Mississippi don’t send our nuclear waste to other states and we don’t want other states shipping their waste here.
Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, this issue crosses party lines and affects all regions of our state. Do we want America’s nuclear waste trucked in on our highways, shipped on our rivers, or railed through our towns to be stored in our soil?

Incidentally, the federal government tried to put this over on us 30 years ago with the Richton salt domes idea. We put a stop to it then and we must stop it again. Contact your elected officials today and tell them to say no to making Mississippi the nation’s nuclear waste dump!

Brandon Presley

Northern District Public Service commissioner

Nettleton

  • charlie

    With the repubs it is all about money. “In their pockets”

  • charlie

    With the repubs it is all about money. “In their pockets”

  • Ells Worth

    Brandon is full of hot air and might as well give up on his aspirations for any higher office.
    I think people are tired of his no call campaign telling about all the companies he has fined, just does not tell what he has collected. What little he does collect, he spends running more ads, which are mainly campaign ads.
    He wasted money sending out cards for a town hall meeting. LOL` Of course the cards are emblazoned with his picture.

  • Ells Worth

    Brandon is full of hot air and might as well give up on his aspirations for any higher office.
    I think people are tired of his no call campaign telling about all the companies he has fined, just does not tell what he has collected. What little he does collect, he spends running more ads, which are mainly campaign ads.
    He wasted money sending out cards for a town hall meeting. LOL` Of course the cards are emblazoned with his picture.

  • 1941641

    Mr. Presley makes a solid case against nuclear waste disposal in Mississippi. He seems to have the people in mind.

    Mr. Ellis Worth makes no case at all for anything but HOOEY!

  • 1941641

    Mr. Presley makes a solid case against nuclear waste disposal in Mississippi. He seems to have the people in mind.

    Mr. Ellis Worth makes no case at all for anything but HOOEY!