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NWRPO Mission Statement
Protecting the Interests of Nye County's Citizens
The Nye County NWRPO works to protect the interests of the citizens of Nye County by providing independent and responsive scientific, environmental, socioeconomic, transportation, health, safety, regulatory, and policy monitoring of activities and impacts related to transport, disposal, and storage of nuclear waste in and through Nye County.

To accomplish this mission, the NWRPO will strive to:
  • Safeguard the health and safety of Nye County residents in relation to transport, disposal, and storage of nuclear waste in Nye County
  • Protect Nye County's valued natural and environmental resources
  • Assure political and economic equity for Nye County residents in relation to nuclear waste transportation, disposal, and storage in Nye County
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for Nye County citizens to be fully educated about ongoing and long-term activities related to nuclear waste disposal and storage in Nye County
  • Conduct independent scientific and socioeconomic research, analysis, and monitoring of the federal nuclear waste disposal program
  • Participate in a substantive way in all regulatory and licensing procedures related to the characterization, siting, and construction of nuclear waste disposal and storage sites in Nye County
  • Assure a reliable and predictable funding source to address the health and safety, socioeconomic, scientific, regulatory and licensing, public education, transportation and equity offset needs of Nye County as related to transport, disposal, and storage of nuclear waste in Nye County
  • Engage in long-term planning activities to address Nye County concerns related to federal nuclear waste activities in the County and protection of the public health and safety


101 Radar Road, P.O. Box 153 Tonopah, Nevada 89049 Ph: (775) 482-8191