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Trump’s bizarre claim about nuclear waste in Nevada fact-checked by renowned local reporter

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President Donald Trump had a strange meandering thought about Nevada’s nuclear waste problem.

“Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my Administration will RESPECT you!” Trump tweeted. “Congress and previous Administrations have long failed to find lasting solutions – my Administration is committed to exploring innovative approaches – I’m confident we can get it done!”

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It’s unknown what exactly Trump’s position is, he doesn’t say whether he supports nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain or not. However, Nevada Independent editor John Ralston fact-checked Trump, who put funding to restart Yucca Mountain in his budgets.

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Ralston further said that Trump’s claim that Congress and previous administrations have failed Nevadans was also false.

As for the new place for nuclear waste, Ralston predicted that Trump will put nuclear waste in either Mitt Romney’s back yard, or the back yards of folks like Nancy Pelosi or Rick Wilson.

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