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September 23, 2017

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2008 Elections

Ron Paul of Yucca Mountain


Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate to take a firm stance against using Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository. He believes the issue to be about states' rights and does not approve of the federal government deciding such matters. In May 2006, he voted to prohibit funding toward a "Yucca Mountain Youth Zone" Web site. The site featured games and activities promoting Yucca Mountain as a safe repository for nuclear waste. At a speech given at UNLV, Paul said he was once one of three members of Congress who voted against Yucca Mountain.


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

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