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November 17, 2017

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2008 Elections

Dennis Kucinich on Yucca Mountain


(Editor's Note: Kucinich dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination on Jan. 25, 2008, changing his focus to run for re-election to his Ohio congressional seat. He did so after having been excluded from televised Democratic debates in Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.)

Dennis Kucinich not only opposes making Yucca Mountain the nation's nuclear waste storage site, he opposes all forms of nuclear energy and if elected president would phase out nuclear power plants. Kucinich stated on his Web site that nuclear energy poses more of a threat to the U.S. than nuclear weapons. Since being elected into the House of Representatives in 1997, Kucinich has never voted in favor of Yucca Mountain proposals. While on the city council in Ohio and as a mayor of Cleveland, Kucinich railed against the building of both nuclear power plants and nuclear waste storage sites in the state. Kucinich is instead in favor of renewable energy sources that will not pollute or cause harm to the environment or people.


Kucinich's campaign Web site: Download a pdf document outlining his views on the dangers of transporting nuclear waste


— Las Vegas Sun new media intern Jenna Kohler compiled this report.

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