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2008 Elections

Mike Huckabee on Yucca Mountain

 

(Mike Huckabee dropped out of the Republican presidential race on March 4 after voting in four states that day put John McCain very close to winning the GOP nomination.)

While Mike Huckabee has not taken a firm stance on whether Yucca Mountain should be used to house nuclear waste, he has gone on record supporting the expansion of nuclear power in the United States. In an interview with Grist.org, Huckabee said he believes the country has an unfounded bias against nuclear energy. He cited France as a country not known for risky behavior yet friendly enough toward nuclear power to become an almost completely nuclear country. He acknowledged that nuclear waste storage is "the sticky part." He said that the American public should be educated that nuclear byproducts can be safely disposed of.

 

Huckabee on the Record: The full Grist.org interview, explaining Huckabee's stance on nuclear power, as well as other environmental issues.

 

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

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