Whenever he campaigns in Nevada, republican presidential candidate John McCain works hard to avoid any mention the state’s Yucca Mountain project. The nuclear waste repository is yet to be completed and is currently 20 years behind schedule and $32 billion over budget.

Nevadans are understandably anxious about having a mountain stuffed with high-level nuclear waste on their doorsteps.

And with news just being announced that global nuclear morons Areva are to be part of the team managing Yucca Mountain, it’s equally understandable why McCain keeps his mouth shut while on the campaign trail in Nevada.