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January 16, 2018

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2008 Elections

Tom Tancredo on Yucca Mountain


(Tancredo dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Dec. 20, 2007. See a video of his explanation on his campaign Web site.)


In May 2006, Tom Tancredo voted against prohibiting the funding of "Yucca Mountain Youth Zone." The pro-Yucca Mountain Web site builders and opponents of the proposal to ban funding claimed that children would access the website in order to find information for term papers and other classroom papers regarding nuclear power. Those against the Yucca Mountain Youth Zone claimed the Web site was nothing more than Bush administration propaganda attempting to make high level nuclear waste fun with games and activities that ignored potential accidents. While voting "no" on the proposal has been seen as having a pro-Yucca Mountain standpoint, Tancredo has not gone vocalized support for Yucca Mountain.


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

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