[ RadSafe ] Rubio: I support opening Yucca Mountain 9 May 2015
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Rubio: I support opening Yucca Mountain
by Jon Ralston Sat, 05/09/2015
Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Saturday he backs opening a
nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain.
The Florida senator made the comments in a videotaped interview with
Greenville, South Carolina, reporters after he spoke at the South
Carolina Freedom Summit. Here's the full exchange:
Reporter Rudolph Bell: "Do you favor opening it or not?
Rubio: "Yeah...we've already invested money into that facility....there
has to be such a facility in the United States. That's the one that was
chosen long ago, and money was invested. If someone has a better
idea...then we'd be open to that. We should follow the science on that.
But the bottom line is we, today, including here in South Carolina, are
holding onto nuclear material in areas that were supposed to be
temporary areas. that have become permanent holding areas for used,
radioactive material, and long-term, that is not a safe way to store
these things. So you do need a permanent, central depository for it.
Yucca Mountain is the place that's gotten the money, and it was chosen
years ago. So unless someone can identify a better project, that's the
one we should move forward on."
Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison was announced this week as Rubio's Nevada
chairman. Nicely briefed, Hutch.
What happens in South Carolina can hurt you in Nevada.
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