[ RadSafe ] Rubio: I support opening Yucca Mountain 9 May 2015

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Sun May 10 20:22:34 CDT 2015

Interesting news note.
Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
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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