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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

Little Rhetoric Riding Hood, George Will, Aug. 24, 2008.

He [Obama] also says — and might say so even if Nevada were not a swing state — that he distrusts the safety of Nevada's Yucca Mountain for storage of radioactive waste. Evidently he prefers today's situation — nuclear waste stored at 126 inherently insecure above-ground sites in 39 states, within 75 miles of where more than 161 million Americans live.
Finally, someone points out the unsanity of blocking Yucca Mountain and what a national security risk this poses. We are very worried that terrorists might smuggle in nuclear material to create a dirty bomb, when it would be much easier to detonate a truck bomb at one of the currently insecure sites. Our national security requires that this waste be centralized, and safely stored underground with adequate security.

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