Senate Democrats

Reid statement on EPA’s proposed standards

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed radiation standards:

“I am astounded that the EPA actually put those recommendations on paper. What the agency released today is nothing more than voodoo science and arbitrary numbers. At the time when the public faces the highest risk of radiation exposure, EPA proposes easing the overall public health standard, including throwing out the groundwater standard.

“In addition to risking the health of the public, EPA is also trying to silence voices of opposition by limiting the comment period. It took EPA more than a year to put together this proposal, but the agency is giving the public less than two months to review hundreds of pages of documents and put their concerns on record.

“This is the latest attempt by the Bush Administration to ignore sound science and disregard the health and safety of Nevadans, and I vow to continue fighting on behalf of Nevadans against this ill-conceived project.”