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Candidate Marco Rubio is picking up some hefty endorsements from his Senate and Congressional colleagues.

As we continue our nuclear advocacy messaging with candidates, Marco Rubio, one of the supporters for completion of the Yucca Mountain Repository Application Process is lining up some heavy hitters. This is important as we have pointed out the growing number of candidates re-visiting the need to advance nuclear technology for carbon free energy. Another committed supporter, Carly Fiorina would be a great advantage to an administration in the business context of the nuclear industry which needs to rebrand itself as a green carbon free energy source.

USNEF has hand delivered educational information on the

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository to many of the Presidential Candidates


In some respects, America's Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository,

is just as important as: Obamacare, National Security,

Common Core and many other "ISSUES"

BECAUSE, it has been postponed 30+ years because of bureaucracy!



For a decade the US Nuclear Energy Foundation has been an advocate of nuclear energy technology and completion of the Yucca Mountain study for America’s nuclear waste. Our mission has been three-fold: 1) Inform Nevada political and national stakeholders that our foundation supports completion of the Yucca Application Review Process. 2) Inform the nuclear industry, associations and business stakeholders. 3) Inform our grassroots citizens on the facts of the Yucca study and its science & engineering. See our list below, A Decade of Outreach on nuclear energy advocacy.

We have notified enough candidates to know that our foundation exists, as a sizable group of citizens who support our mission. The nuclear industry has faced 50 years of misrepresentation by politicians and media ignorant of the science. We must educate all of the basic facts toward public understanding.

Politically correct is an oxymoron to discredit truth, character and integrity. Those who chose to ignore our mission by not engaging the issue would rather remain politically correct than announce their position on truth, character and integrity. These are the roots of political maneuvering and they affect every facet of politics, government agencies and business.  They are the reasons for government, business and technology gridlock.



The Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission have failed miserably in their responsibility for Nevada’s Yucca Mountain program.

The State of Nevada and Senator Harry Reid have basically ill-informed stakeholders in regards to the design, engineering and safety of Yucca Mountain. There is no best place on earth to store nuclear waste. So, a resolution has to be accepted for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th best place and Yucca Mountain fits one of these.

There is significant theoretical science which indicates that within 50 years 4th generation molten salt reactors will be capable of converting-burning the entire planets 270,000 metric tons of nuclear waste into carbon free power.  The objection, that nuclear waste needs safe storage for several hundred thousand years is moot

In the past 50 years, even the nuclear industry has failed to provide a parallel path of grassroots and political education about nuclear technology, this must be corrected. Public policy should originate from the public, NOT the politicians!

Our governmental agencies and National Laboratories are established and designed to serve America’s public. Political representatives are for the oversight of “our agencies” NOT micro-management of them. We have to rebrand our grassroots communications from partisan politics to “issues education” and separate science & engineering from political maneuvering.

Here are some candidates willing to challenge politically correct positioning.

Rubio: I support opening Yucca Mountain, the only candidate having made this published statement, including being a resident of Las Vegas for several years.

Ms. Fiorina is one of the brightest light bulbs onstage. She supports a true "all of the above energy initiatives" INCLUDING nuclear and Ms. Fiorina has indicated support for the Yucca Mountain Application Process.

Yucca Mountain inquiry made, to date no reply.

Yucca Mountain, Mr. Huckabee's 01-10-16 statement: "America will transform the world economy with energy independence and I support an all oftheabove energy strategy to get there," GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told the Washington Examiner.

Rand-PaulYucca Mountain land should go to State to decide, see media statement below, inquiry made, to date no reply.

Dr. Carson, "it's time to at least have a discussion"
. . . if the science is correct.

Yucca Mountain inquiry made, to date no reply.

Yucca Mountain, we sent Governor Walker DVDs of our 2013 Yucca Educational Symposium, he returned a latter of appreciation for the information.

Supports Yucca, lives aprox 8 mi. from a nuclear plant




● Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
● Warren Buffett Foundation
● Sheldon Adelson, Casinos
● Steve Winn, Casinos
● Rob Roy, Switch Inc., Las Vegas
● American Nuclear Society
● Nuclear Energy Institute
● Institute for 21st Century Energy US Chamber-Commerce
● Idaho National Laboratory
● Battelle, Ron Townsend, VP Global Laboratory Operations
● Heritage foundation,  
● All Nevada legislators
● All Nevada County Commissioners
● DOE Secretary Dr. Steven Chu
● DOE Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz
● Steve Forbes, publisher
● John Huntsman, Huntsman Cancer Institute
● John Kotek, deputy DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
● Maine Governor Paul LePage  
● Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
● Governor Sara Palin
● Governor Mitt Romney
● Senator Mitch McConnell
● Senator Jim Risch, Idaho

● Dr. Bernard L. Cohen, U. Pittsburgh, Nuclear Energy Option
● Senator Ron Paul
● Entergy Corp.
● GE Nuclear
● NuScale Power
● UniStar Nuclear
● Governor Scott Walker
● Congressman Mark Amodei
● Congressman Cresent Hardy
● Congressman John Shimkus
● Senator Dean Heller
● Andy Zach Staff Assistant, U.S. Senate
● Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-Founder Greenpeace
● Governor Christine Todd Whitman
● Paul G. Allen Foundation, former Microsoft
● John Ritch, World Nuclear Association
● Steve Kidd, World Nuclear Association
● Senator Lemar Alexander
● Keystone Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada
● Governor Bob List, Nevada
● Governor Jim Gibbons, Nevada
● Senator Lisa Murkowski, Cmte. Energy & Natural Resources
● Senator Maria Cantwell, Cmte. Energy & Natural Resources
● Congressman Fred Upton, House Cmte. on Energy & Commerce
● Former NRC Chairman, Gregory Jaczko

There is no longer any question that USNEF has demonstrated that there are significant numbers of Nevada public of all political parties who support completion of the Yucca Mountain Application Review Process in opposition to the state’s and Senator Harry Reid's unfounded bureaucratic opposition.

Our outreach includes email contacts of nearly 1,000 stakeholders worldwide. We have 250 nuclear industry specific LinkedIN contacts important for our messaging to the pulse of nuclear technology.


The Yucca Mountain Application Review Process Survey
Messaging the grassroots constituents!

The truth about Yucca Mountain Help us provide the science and engineering about the

YUCCA MOUNTAIN Application Review Process to the grassroots public!

An open invitation to all stakeholders, candidates & elected officials

Although I am uncommitted on Yucca Mountain as a nuclear storage facility, I believe that the Yucca Mountain Application Review Process should be completed.

Nuclear technology (science) has The Yucca Mountain Study is one of the most critical ISSUES in America to our electrical power supply. Roughly 20% of our power comes from nuclear generation which has operated SAFER than any other volume energy source. Our mission for 10 + years has been to enlighten the grassroots public with a basic educational understanding of nuclear. The NATIONS need for the Yucca storage repository can provide an insight to nuclear waste REPROCESSING technology. Nuclear power is basically a 97% carbon free energy source. It should be classified as a green renewable as suggested by Arizona Senator Steve Smith.

We continued to make major progress but our government and industry are failing to educate our grassroots public.


Our message to the grassroots:
some statistical FACTS about the "Application Review Process"


These are the facts, the grassroots public should know about Yucca Mountain: It is a thirty + year study by 8 of Americas national laboratories, input and review recommendations from more than 100 US colleges and universities with a taxpayer investment into the study of more than $10 Billion. The license application study was reviewed by more than 200 scientists and engineers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with no disqualifying elements found. To put it bluntly, political opposition to such an encompassing study carries little merit. Nearly every stakeholder in the world managing nuclear waste observed the Yucca Mountain study application process. The degree and FACTS of this study are overwhelming.

Visit this great 18 page slide presentation

Reprocessing Used Nuclear Fuel

A technological overview & proposal for Yucca Mountain, Augustus Merwin PhD. Candidate
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, UNR

Nuclear Power is a Renewable Energy Resource!

Arizona Senator Steve Smith, told a committee that by not recycling nuclear fuel rods like some European countries do, Arizona (America) is missing out on a lot of potential energy. "Basically we just want to burn that energy twice, "he said, and should Arizona (America) decide to incorporate that technology in the future, his bill, SB 1134, would allow us to count that as a renewable energy source.

Link to this story here

sampleWe are launching our ongoing discussions about SMRs

The link below provides a quick overview of, what are Small Modular Reactors?

PEA Group-(SMRs) Small Modular Reactors

The (WIN) Program Western Initiative for Nuclear

This is a very important page as Nevada's were overlooked by the Sandoval administration when the opportunity arose inviting Nevada to JOIN the (WIN) program. State management seems confused between development of cost effective carbon free nuclear energy and its opposition to the Yucca Mountain repository, another "issue" overlooking the benefit of Nevada citizens.

Goto Yucca Educational Symposiums link below
for ongoing details of YES programs

Yucca YES Symposium Website

VIP - Link to our Yucca Application Review Process Survey

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