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2008 Elections

Mitt Romney on Yucca Mountain


Romney dropped out of the Republican presidential contest on Feb. 7, 2008, following disappointing results in the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primary contests.

Mitt Romney has not taken a firm stance on Yucca Mountain. During his first campaign visit to Las Vegas in August, Romney said he understands that Nevadans have a lot to say on the issue and would never do anything to put these citizens in harm's way. He said he would have to look at all available data regarding the plan to store nuclear waste in the mountain before making a decision. Former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn, an adamant opponent of the Yucca Mountain project, is endorsing Romney. After Romney took his noncommittal position, Guinn said he believes Romney will look at the issue, spend more time with Nevadans and make "a decision that he'll be very proud of."


Las Vegas Sun — Romney dodges questions on Nevada nuclear waste dump (Associated Press story, Aug. 21, 2007)


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

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