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Gov. Sanford, State Leaders Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Keep Yucca Mountain Commitment

February 15, 2010

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
MARK SANFORD, GOVERNOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:        Ben Fox    803-734-2100    bfox@gov.sc.gov

Gov. Sanford, State Leaders Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Keep Yucca Mountain Commitment

Columbia, S.C. – February 15, 2010 – Gov. Sanford will tomorrow join members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, members of the General Assembly, and other state and local officials in publicly urging President Obama and Congress to recommit to the near quarter-century bipartisan plan for nuclear waste storage in Yucca Mountain. This media availability will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, February 16) at 10:00 a.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the South Carolina State House.

For more information or directions to this location, please contact Ben Fox in the Governor’s Office at 803-734-2100.

NOTE: Attached please find a letter Gov. Sanford sent to the entire South Carolina Congressional Delegation last week, as well as to Attorney General McMaster, outlining the Governor’s grave concerns with the decision to effectively shut down the Yucca Mountain project – leaving our state’s existing nuclear waste in limbo.

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