Hillary Clinton's extensive ties to a Nevada nuclear waste project may raise new questions about her softening opposition to it.
Yucca Mountain, a proposed radioactive waste repository roughly 100 miles north of Las Vegas, was a frequent target of both Clinton and then-Sen. Barack Obama as they fought for the Democratic nomination in 2008. Clinton, who once pledged to close the site "forever," attacked Obama for accepting donations from a corporation that had lobbied for Yucca Mountain.
But Clinton walked back promises to shutter the site during a swing through Nevada this summer, Jon Ralston reported Tuesday in the Reno Gazette-Journal.
"[I]t is off the table based on what I know right now," Clinton said of the nuclear dump.