Wednesday, June 16, 2004; Page A26
George F. Will's June 10 op-ed column attacking Sen. John F. Kerry's opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository did not mention the conclusion of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. Congress created this nonpartisan 11-member board; the president appoints scientific experts from a list provided by the National Academy of Sciences.
The board concluded last year that the design for Yucca Mountain is deficient and that the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository probably would leak. This conclusion was ignored by Mr. Will.
PAUL W. HANSEN
Izaak Walton League of America