Monday, February 05, 2007

Tim Russert Sets Yucca Mountain Trap on Meet The Press for John Edwards

MyDD has all the details.

Click here for links to the interview.

UPDATE: Here's the relevant segment of the transcript:

MR. RUSSERT: Next stop is Nevada, January 19th. Big issue there is Yucca Mountain...

SEN. EDWARDS: Yeah.

MR. RUSSERT: ...the nuclear repository. You voted against making that a national repository, then you voted for making it a national repository, saying that...

SEN. EDWARDS: And that’s starting to have a familiar ring.

MR. RUSSERT: You voted—you voted for it before you voted against it. But the thing...

SEN. EDWARDS: You said that, not me.

MR. RUSSERT: But now you’re saying that maybe the nuclear waste should be stored locally where the waste was produced. Is that your position?

SEN. EDWARDS: My position is that, that what’s happened with Yucca Mountain is there’ve been serious questions, including the, the possibility of lying and fraud in the scientific evidence of—that Yucca Mountain would work. I was always concerned, still am, about this nuclear waste being transported around the country. I, I think, at this point in time, it does not make sense to do—to do Yucca Mountain. So the, the, the answer is we have nuclear plants, the, the stuff has to be stored—waste has to be stored somewhere, so it has to be stored where the plants are.

MR. RUSSERT: So in...

SEN. EDWARDS: Or in the vicinity.

MR. RUSSERT: So in Seabrook, New Hampshire, the nuclear waste has to be stored in New Hampshire.

SEN. EDWARDS: It has to be stored somewhere close by.

No comments: