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Nuclear waste at center of testy Nevada Senate race

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2024
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Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sam Brown is under fire from Democrats for 2022 remarks in which he expressed support for plans to store federal nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Nevada lawmakers from both parties have strongly resisted a federal plan to turn the isolated southwest Nevada mountain — about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas — into a nuclear waste storage facility since the idea was first proposed in the 1980s. But Brown has expressed support for the idea in the past, and he can be heard in a new...

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