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2008 Elections

John McCain on Yucca Mountain


John McCain has been consistent in his support for storing nuclear waste within Yucca Mountain. He has said publicly that tough decisions regarding nuclear waste have to be made and that storing nuclear waste over many different states is a larger national threat than storing all the waste at Yucca Mountain. He supports going forward with building more nuclear power plants and believes storing waste inside Yucca Mountain will streamline that cause.


YouTube Video: McCain talks about the questionable safety of Yucca Mountain and the concerns of Nevadans and citizens of locations currently housing nuclear waste.


McCain casts himself as Western hero: Las Vegas Sun Political Blog addressing, among other things, whether McCain's pro-Yucca stance will hurt his chances of winning the state of Nevada.


— Las Vegas Sun new media intern April Corbin compiled this report.

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