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2008 Elections

Duncan Hunter on Yucca Mountain

 

(Editor's Note: Hunter dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 20, 2008, after a poor showing (2 percent of the vote) on Jan. 19, 2008, in the Nevada caucuses. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)


In May 2006, Duncan Hunter 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. Voting "no" on the proposal has been seen as a pro-Yucca Mountain stance. However, Duncan has not gone on record about his views of Yucca Mountain as a waste repository.

 

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

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