Chris Matthews of the MSNBC show “Hardball” interviewed Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons about what candidates need to do to win in Nevada. The segment is titled Nevada: New battleground of 2008?
A big issue there is, of course, Yucca Mountain, which is nearly universally opposed in the state. Governor Gibbons does not question the science; he questions the perception that Nevada is simply a “dumping ground”.
When Matthews asked him for his alternative, the governor stated his support for recycling nuclear fuel, using thorium based fuels and using plutonium as a fuel. His stated belief is that the combination of these advanced fuel cycle technologies would make an underground storage location unnecessary.
I agree with the governor.
(BTW – this is not a “news” story; the video appeared on the 25 January edition of Hardball. One of the joys of Internet video is that programs last longer than ever before.)