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Yucca Mountain Repository is the proposed U.S. Division of Power deep geological repository storage facility for spent nuclear reactor gasoline and different radioactive waste.
The repository is situated in a desert on federal land adjoining to the Nevada Take a look at Web site in Nye County, Nevada, inside Yucca Mountain, a ridge line within the south-central a part of the U.S. state of Nevada.
The ridge consists of volcanic materials (largely tuff) ejected from a now-extinct caldera-forming supervolcano.

The Division of Power was to start accepting spent gasoline on the Yucca Mountain Repository by January 31, 1998 however has but to take action due to a sequence of delays as a consequence of authorized challenges, issues over the best way to transport nuclear waste to the ability, and political pressures leading to underfunding of the development. There’s at the moment no official date set for opening the ability, and because of this spent gasoline continues to build up at reactor websites and different above-ground non permanent storage areas throughout the nation.


Spent nuclear gasoline is the radioactive product of electrical energy technology at industrial nuclear energy vegetation, and high-level radioactive waste is the by-product from reprocessing spent gasoline, together with for the manufacturing of fissile materials at protection amenities. In 1982, the US Congress established a nationwide coverage to resolve the issue of nuclear waste disposal. This coverage is a federal legislation known as the Nuclear Waste Coverage Act. Congress based mostly this coverage on what most scientists worldwide agreed is one of the simplest ways to get rid of nuclear waste.

The Nuclear Waste Coverage Act[1] made the U.S. Division of Power (DOE) accountable for discovering a website, constructing, and working an underground disposal facility known as a geologic repository. The advice to make use of a geologic repository dates again to 1957 when the Nationwide Academy of Sciences beneficial that the very best technique of defending the surroundings and public well being and security can be to get rid of the waste in rock deep underground.

The Division of Power started finding out Yucca Mountain in 1978 to find out whether or not it could be appropriate for the nation’s first long-term geologic repository for over 70,000 metric tons (150 million kilos) of spent nuclear gasoline and high-level radioactive waste at the moment saved at 121 websites across the nation. In 2007, the DOE introduced it was looking for to double the scale of the Yucca Mountain repository to a capability of 135,000 metric tons, or 300 million kilos.[2]

Yucca Mountain is situated in a desert on federal land adjoining to the Nevada Take a look at Web site in Nye County, Nevada. It’s roughly 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, the fastest-growing metropolitan space in the US.

On December 19, 1984, the Division of Power chosen ten areas in six states for consideration as potential repository websites. This was based mostly on information collected for practically ten years. The ten websites had been studied and outcomes of those preliminary research had been reported in 1985. Primarily based on these studies, President Reagan authorized three websites for intensive scientific examine known as website characterization. The three websites had been Hanford, Washington; Deaf Smith County, Texas; and Yucca Mountain.

In 1987, Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Coverage Act and directed DOE to check solely Yucca Mountain, which is already situated inside a former nuclear take a look at website. The Act supplied that if, at any time, Yucca Mountain is discovered unsuitable, research will likely be stopped instantly. In concept, if that ever occurs, the location will likely be restored and DOE will search new route from Congress.

On July 23, 2002, President George W. Bush signed Home Joint Decision 87,[3] permitting the DOE to take the subsequent step in establishing a secure repository by which to retailer the nation’s nuclear waste. The Division of Power is at the moment within the technique of making ready an utility to acquire the Nuclear Regulatory Fee license to proceed with building of the repository.

On July 18, 2006 the DOE agreed upon March 31, 2017 because the date to open the ability and start accepting waste.

On September 8, 2006 Ward (Edward) Sproat, a nuclear trade government previously of PECO power in Pennsylvania, was nominated by President Bush to steer the Yucca Mountain Mission.

Following the 2006 mid-term Congressional elections, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, a very long time opponent of the repository, turned the Senate Majority Chief, placing him able to enormously have an effect on the way forward for the venture. Reid has stated that he would proceed to work to dam completion of the venture, and is quoted as having stated: “Yucca Mountain is useless. It will by no means occur.”[4] Within the 2008 Omnibus Spending Invoice, the Yucca Mountain Mission’s price range was lowered to $390 million.

Missing a repository, nonetheless, the federal authorities will owe to the utilities someplace between $300 and $500 million per yr in compensation for failing to adjust to the contract it signed to take the spent nuclear gasoline by 1998.[5]

The power[edit]

A tour group coming into the North Portal of Yucca Mountain

The aim of the Yucca Mountain venture is to adjust to the Nuclear Waste Coverage Act of 1982 and develop a nationwide website for spent nuclear gasoline and high-level radioactive waste storage. The current prime contractor for the venture is Bechtel SAIC (a consortium of presidency contractors Bechtel Company and Science Purposes Worldwide Company). The consortium employs about 900 on the venture in 2008. The principle tunnel of the Exploratory Research Facility is U-shaped, 5 miles (8 km) lengthy and 25 ft (8 m) extensive. There are additionally a number of cathedral-like alcoves that department from the primary tunnel. It’s in these alcoves that many of the scientific experiments are performed. The emplacement drifts (smaller diameter tunnels branching off the primary tunnel) the place waste will likely be saved haven’t been constructed since they require a building authorization by the Nuclear Regulatory Fee per 10CFR 63.

As of 2008, 9 billion US {dollars} had been spent on the venture[6] which has made Yucca Mountain essentially the most studied piece of geology on this planet. The Division of Power (DOE) estimates that it has over 100 million U.S. gallons of extremely radioactive waste and Template:Convert/metric ton of spent gasoline from the manufacturing of nuclear weapons and from analysis actions in non permanent storage.[7] The price of the ability is being paid for by a tax on every kilowatt hour of nuclear energy and by the federal authorities for disposal of weapons and Naval nuclear waste. Primarily based on the 2001 value estimate, roughly 73% is funded from shoppers of nuclear powered electrical energy and 27% by the federal authorities.[8]

In 1998 and 2000, unbiased value and schedule critiques of this system had been carried out by DOE contractors. On the latter assessment, the contractor concluded that DOE’s schedule for licensing, developing, and opening the repository by 2010 was optimistic by about two years and that DOE’s estimate of the entire value of this system over its 100-plus-year lifetime — $58 billion (2000 {dollars}) — was understated by about $Three billion.[9]

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) that excavated the primary tunnel value $13 million and was 400 ft (125 m) in size when in operation. It now sits at its exit level on the South Portal (south entrance) of the ability. The brief aspect tunnel alcoves had been excavated utilizing explosives.


Map displaying the placement of Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada, to the west of the Nevada Take a look at Web site

The U.S. Division of Power was to start accepting spent gasoline on the Yucca Mountain repository by January 31, 1998. Nevertheless, 10 years after this deadline, the repository at Yucca Mountain remains to be over a decade away from being opened, and the opening date continues to be delayed:

As just lately as 2005, the U.S. Division of Power had been focusing on a 2012–2015 opening date. Nevertheless, the U.S. Division of Power introduced in 2006 that the earliest doable opening date is March 2017 and {that a} extra lifelike opening date is September 2020. The U.S. Division of Power introduced in 2007 that the opening date is more likely to slip a further yr. The U.S. Division of Power doesn’t anticipate submitting a repository license utility to the Nuclear Regulatory Fee till mid-2008.

The venture is extensively opposed in Nevada and is a hotly debated nationwide subject. Though about 15 % of the electrical energy consumed by the Las Vegas metropolitan space is provided by the Palo Verde nuclear station in Arizona and ten % of the waste will likely be from America’s army nuclear applications, a two-thirds majority of Nevadans nonetheless really feel it’s unfair for his or her state to should retailer nuclear waste when there aren’t any nuclear energy vegetation in Nevada.[citation needed] The nuclear waste is deliberate to be shipped to the location by rail and/or truck in sturdy containers authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Fee. The transport of spent gasoline in Europe and Asia is routine with few security or safety points.[citation needed] Because the early 1960s, the U.S. has safely performed greater than 3,000 shipments of spent nuclear gasoline with none dangerous launch of radioactive materials. This security file is similar to the worldwide expertise the place greater than 70,000 metric tons of spent nuclear gasoline have been transported since 1970 — an quantity roughly equal to the entire quantity of spent nuclear gasoline that might be shipped to Yucca Mountain.[10]

Different proponents of the location argue that Nevadans’ objections represent little greater than not-in-my-backyardism. As well as, the Nevada Take a look at Web site (NTS), which borders Yucca Mountain to the east, is the placement the place over 900 nuclear weapons have been detonated and continues to function major location for any future nuclear weapons checks if wanted. The NTS at the moment hosts quite a lot of analysis actions, each nuclear and in any other case, and is the host to 2 low-level radioactive waste websites.

Many Nevadans’ opposition stemmed from the so-called “Screw Nevada Invoice,” the 1987 laws halting examine of Hanford and Texas as potential websites for the waste earlier than conclusions could possibly be met.

One level of concern has been the usual of radiation emission from 10,000 years to 1 million years into the long run. On August 9, 2005, the US Environmental Safety Company proposed a restrict of 350 millirem per yr for that interval.[11] In October 2007, the DOE issued a draft of the Supplemental Environmental Influence Assertion by which it exhibits that for the primary 10,000 years imply public dose can be 0.24 mrem/yr and that thereafter to 1,000,000 years the median public dose can be 0.98 mrem/yr, each of that are considerably beneath the proposed EPA restrict.[12] These doses are additionally far decrease than the three mrem somebody receives in only one roundtrip flight from Nevada to Washington, D.C. from cosmic radiation.[13]

On February 12, 2002, U.S. Secretary of Power Spencer Abraham made the choice that this website was appropriate to be the nation’s nuclear repository.[14] The governor of Nevada had 90 days to object and did so. Nevertheless, the US Congress overrode the objection. If the governor’s objection had stood the venture would have been deserted and a brand new website chosen.

In August 2004 the repository turned an election challenge, when Senator John Kerry stated that he would abandon the plans if elected. He misplaced the election to George W. Bush, who was re-elected.

Due to delays in building, plenty of nuclear energy vegetation in the US have resorted to storing waste on-site indefinitely in practically impervious metal and concrete casks. It’s doable {that a} non permanent facility might open on the Yucca Mountain website or some place else within the American West if opening of the underground storage continues to be delayed.

On February 17, 2006, the Division of Power’s Workplace of Civilian Radioactive Waste Administration (OCRWM) launched a report confirming the technical soundness of infiltration modeling work carried out by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) staff. In March 2005, the Power and Inside departments revealed that a number of U.S. Geological Survey hydrologists had exchanged e-mails discussing doable falsification of high quality assurance paperwork on water infiltration analysis.

In March 2006, the bulk employees of U.S. Senate Committee on Surroundings and Public Works issued a 25 web page white paper “Yucca Mountain: The Most Studied Actual Property on the Planet.” The conclusions had been:[15]

  • Intensive research persistently present Yucca Mountain to be a sound website for nuclear waste disposal
  • The price of not transferring ahead is extraordinarily excessive
  • Nuclear waste disposal functionality is an environmental crucial
  • Nuclear waste disposal functionality helps nationwide safety
  • Demand for brand new nuclear vegetation additionally calls for disposal functionality

Due to questions raised by the State of Nevada[16] and Congressional members concerning the high quality of the science behind Yucca Mountain, the Division of Power introduced on March 31, 2006 the number of Oak Ridge Related Universities/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Schooling (a not-for-profit consortium that features 96 doctoral degree-granting establishments and 11 affiliate member universities) to supply unbiased knowledgeable critiques of scientific and technical work on the Yucca Mountain Mission.[17] Press launch on number of ORAU / ORISE

DOE acknowledged that the Yucca Mountain Mission will likely be based mostly on sound science. By bringing in Oak Ridge for unbiased critiques to evaluate technical work, DOE will guarantee the best stage of experience and credibility as they transfer the venture ahead. This award provides DOE entry to the established mind belief of educational and analysis establishments to assist DOE meet their mission and authorized obligation to license, assemble, and open Yucca Mountain because the nation’s repository for spent nuclear gasoline.

On January 18, 2006, DOE OCRWM introduced that it’s going to designate Sandia Nationwide Laboratories as its lead laboratory to combine repository science work for the Yucca Mountain Mission. “We imagine that establishing Sandia as our lead laboratory is a crucial step in our new path ahead. The unbiased, knowledgeable assessment that the scientists at Sandia will carry out will assist be certain that the technical and scientific foundation for the Yucca Mountain repository is with out query,” OCRWM’s Performing Director Paul Golan stated. “Sandia has distinctive expertise in managing scientific investigations in assist of a federally licensed geologic disposal facility, having served in that function because the scientific advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.”[18] Sandia started appearing because the lead laboratory on October 1, 2006 (at first of the federal fiscal yr).

There has additionally been a Western Shoshone lawsuit filed, difficult the US’ proper to retailer nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain.[19]

Radiation requirements[edit]

Authentic normal[edit]

EPA established its Yucca Mountain requirements in June 2001.[20] The storage normal set a dose restrict of 15 millirem per yr for the general public exterior the Yucca Mountain website. The disposal requirements consisted of three elements: a person dose normal, a regular evaluating the impacts of human intrusion into the repository, and a groundwater safety normal. The person-protection and human intrusion requirements set a restrict of 15 millirem per yr to a fairly maximally uncovered particular person, who can be among the many most extremely uncovered members of the general public. The groundwater safety normal is according to EPA’s Protected Ingesting Water Act requirements, which the Company applies in lots of conditions as a air pollution prevention measure. The disposal requirements had been to use for a interval of 10,000 years after the ability is closed. Dose assessments had been to proceed past 10,000 years and be positioned in DOE’s Environmental Influence Assertion, however weren’t topic to a compliance normal. The 10,000 yr interval for compliance evaluation is according to EPA’s typically relevant requirements developed below the Nuclear Waste Coverage Act. It additionally displays worldwide steerage concerning the extent of confidence that may be positioned in numerical projections over very lengthy intervals of time.

Court docket of Appeals finds normal Non according to NAS suggestions[edit]

Shortly after the EPA first established these requirements in 2001, the nuclear trade, a number of environmental and public curiosity teams, and the State of Nevada challenged the requirements in court docket. In July 2004, the Court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit present in favor of the Company on all counts besides one: the 10,000 yr regulatory time-frame. The court docket didn’t rule on whether or not EPA’s requirements had been protecting, however did discover that the timeframe of EPA’s requirements was not according to the Nationwide Academy of Sciences’ suggestions.

EPA’s proposed revised rule[edit]

EPA proposed a revised rule [21] in August 2005 to deal with the problems raised by the appeals court docket. The brand new proposed rule limits radiation doses from Yucca Mountain for as much as a million years after it closes. No different guidelines within the U.S. for any dangers have ever tried to manage for such an extended time frame. Inside that regulatory time-frame, the EPA has proposed two dose requirements that might apply based mostly on the variety of years from the time the ability is closed. For the primary 10,000 years, the EPA would retain the 2001 last rule’s dose restrict of 15 millirem per yr. That is safety on the stage of essentially the most stringent radiation laws within the U.S. immediately. From 10,000 to at least one million years, EPA proposes a dose restrict of 350 millirem per yr. This represents a complete radiation publicity for individuals close to Yucca Mountain that’s no increased than pure ranges individuals stay with routinely in different components of the nation. A million years, which represents 25,000 generations, consists of the time at which the best doses of radiation from the ability are anticipated to happen. EPA’s proposal requires the Division of Power to point out that Yucca Mountain can safely include wastes, even contemplating the results of earthquakes, volcanic exercise, local weather change, and container corrosion over a million years. As famous within the above part labelled “Opposition”, the present evaluation signifies that the repository will trigger lower than 1 mrem/yr public dose by way of 1,000,000 years.

The NWPA limits capability[edit]

The NWPA limits the capability of the proposed Yucca Mountain repository to 63,000 MT of preliminary heavy steel in industrial spent gasoline. The 103 U.S. industrial reactors at the moment working will produce this amount of spent gasoline by 2014.[1] This, nonetheless, is assuming that the spent gasoline rods usually are not reprocessed. Presently, the US has no reprocessing plant, despite the fact that this might lower nuclear waste by 60%.[citation needed]



Trying west atop Yucca Mountain June 7, 2005.

The formation that makes up Yucca Mountain was created by a number of giant eruptions from a caldera volcano and consists of alternating layers of ignimbrite (welded tuff), non-welded tuff, and semi-welded tuff. Tuff has particular bodily, chemical and thermal traits that some consultants imagine make it an appropriate materials to entomb radioactive waste for the tons of of 1000’s of years required for the waste to turn out to be secure by way of radioactive decay.

The volcanic items have been tilted alongside fault strains, thus forming the present ridge line known as Yucca Mountain. Along with these faults, Yucca Mountain is criss-crossed by fractures, lots of which fashioned when the volcanic items cooled. Whereas the fractures are normally confined to particular person layers of tuff, the faults lengthen from the deliberate storage space all the way in which to the water desk 1000 ft (300 m) beneath. It’s feared by some that, after the anticipated containment failure of the waste containers a number of tens of 1000’s of years from now, these cracks might present a route for motion of radioactive waste that dissolves within the water flowing downward from the desert floor. Officers state that the waste containers will likely be saved in such a approach as to reduce and even practically get rid of this chance. Even with faults and fractures, tuff is barely permeable to water, however as a result of depth of the water desk it’s estimated that by the point the waste enters the water provide will probably be secure.

Nevertheless, the realm round Yucca Mountain obtained far more rain within the geologic previous and the water desk was consequently a lot increased than it’s immediately, although effectively beneath the extent of the repository. Critics contend that future local weather can’t be predicted to 10,000 years so it’s optimistic to imagine that the realm will at all times be as arid as it’s immediately. Most geologists which have labored on the website nonetheless preserve that the geology will adequately gradual the speed of waste seepage to guard water provides even when the native local weather turns into a lot wetter.[22]


Nevada ranks third within the nation for present seismic exercise. Earthquake information bases (the Council of the Nationwide Seismic System Composite Catalogue and the Southern Nice Basin Seismic Community) present present and historic earthquake info.
Evaluation of the out there information in 1996 signifies that, since 1976, there have been 621 seismic occasions of magnitude larger than 2.5 inside a 50-mile radius of Yucca Mountain. Reported underground nuclear weapons checks on the Nevada Take a look at Web site have been excluded from this depend. See “Earthquakes within the Neighborhood of Yucca Mountain” in Exterior Hyperlinks

DOE has acknowledged that seismic and tectonic results on the pure programs at Yucca Mountain is not going to considerably have an effect on repository efficiency. Yucca Mountain lies in a area of ongoing tectonic deformation, however the deformation charges are too gradual to considerably have an effect on the mountain in the course of the 10,000-year regulatory compliance interval. Rises within the water desk attributable to seismic exercise can be, at most, a number of tens of meters and wouldn’t attain the repository. The fractured and faulted volcanic tuff that includes Yucca Mountain displays the prevalence of many earthquake-faulting and powerful floor movement occasions over the last a number of million years, and the hydrological traits of the rock wouldn’t be modified considerably by seismic occasions which will happen within the subsequent 10,000 years. The engineered barrier system elements are sturdy below seismic hundreds and can present substantial safety of the waste type from seepage water, even below extreme seismic loading. see Low Chance Seismic Occasions

Volcanic historical past[edit]

A sequence of enormous explosive volcanic eruptions occurred to the north of Yucca Mountain. These eruptions produced dense clouds of volcanic ash and rock fragments, which melted or compressed collectively to create layers of rock known as tuff, forming the mountains and hills of the area.

The massive-scale volcanic eruptions that produced Yucca Mountain ended about 12 million years in the past. This explosive volcanism produced virtually all (greater than 99 %) of the volcanic materials within the Yucca Mountain area.

A number of million years in the past, a special kind of eruption started within the space. These eruptions had been smaller and far much less explosive. These small eruptions had been marked by lava and cinders seeping and sputtering from cones or fissures. The final such small eruption occurred about 80,000 years in the past. The remaining volcanic materials (lower than 1 %) within the Yucca Mountain area is a results of these smaller eruptions.

Yucca Mountain shouldn’t be in an space the place continental plates meet, neither is it situated close to any volcanic sizzling spots. In actual fact, consultants think about the Yucca Mountain area one of many least lively volcanic fields within the western United States.

Transportation of waste[edit]

Proposed Transportation Route of SNF by way of Nevada

The deliberate strategies for transporting spent nuclear gasoline to Yucca Mountain embody highway and rail routes. In all circumstances, waste will likely be transported in an NRC authorized spent nuclear gasoline transport cask.


Inside Nevada, the deliberate major mode of transportation is by way of rail by way of the Caliente Hall. This hall begins in Caliente, NV, travelling alongside the western and northern borders of Nevada for roughly 200 miles (320 km). At this level, it turns south to achieve Yucca Mountain.[23]

Different choices which might be being thought of embody a rail route alongside the Mina hall. This rail route would originate on the Fort Churchill Siding rail line, close to Wabuska, Nevada. The proposed hall would proceed southeast by way of Hawthorne, Blair Junction, Lida Junction and Oasis Valley. At Oasis Valley, the rail line would flip north-northeast in direction of Yucca Mountain. Use of this rail hall by the Division of Power would require permission from the Walker River Paiute Tribe with a view to cross their land. As the primary 54 miles of the proposed hall is owned by the Division of Protection, extra permission from the DoD must be granted.[24]

In states exterior of Nevada, the deliberate routes, dates and instances of transport will likely be secret for safety causes. State or tribal representatives will likely be notified earlier than shipments of spent nuclear gasoline enter their jurisdictions.[25]


Nevada guide Dr. Robert Halstead, who has been a transportation adviser to the state of Nevada since 1988, acknowledged concerning transportation of the excessive stage waste, “They might closely have an effect on cities like Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, within the Chicago metropolitan space, in Omaha,” says Halstead. “Popping out of the south, the heaviest impacts can be in Atlanta, in Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas Metropolis, transferring throughout by way of Salt Lake Metropolis, by way of downtown Las Vegas, as much as Yucca Mountain. And the identical cities can be affected by rail shipments as effectively.”

Spencer Abraham (DOE) alternatively has acknowledged: “”I believe there’s a normal understanding that we transfer hazardous supplies on this nation, an understanding that the federal authorities is aware of the best way to do it safely.”[26]

Cultural affect[edit]

Native Individuals imagine that they’ve inhabited their conventional homelands because the starting of time. Archaeological surveys have discovered proof that Native Individuals used the instant neighborhood of Yucca Mountain on a brief or seasonal foundation (Stoffle et al. 1990, p. 29). Native Individuals emphasize {that a} lack of ample artefacts and archaeological stays doesn’t imply that their individuals didn’t use a website or that the land shouldn’t be an integral a part of their cultural ecosystem. Native Individuals assign meanings to locations concerned with their creation as a individuals, non secular tales, burials, and essential secular occasions. The standard tales of the Southern Paiute, Western Shoshone, and Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone peoples determine such locations, together with the Yucca Mountain space.

Native Individuals imagine that cultural assets usually are not restricted to the stays of native ancestors however embody all pure assets and geologic formations within the area, reminiscent of vegetation and animals and pure landforms that mark essential areas for protecting their historic reminiscence alive and for instructing their kids about their tradition. Equally essential are the water assets and minerals within the Yucca Mountain area. Native Individuals used conventional quarry websites to make instruments, stone artefacts, and ceremonial objects; many of those websites are energy locations related to conventional therapeutic ceremonies.

In line with Native Individuals, the Yucca Mountain space is a part of the holy lands of the Western Shoshone, Southern Paiute, and Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone peoples. Native Individuals typically don’t concur with the conclusions of archaeological investigators that their ancestors had been extremely cell teams of aboriginal hunter-gatherers who occupied the Yucca Mountain space earlier than Euroamericans started utilizing the realm for prospecting, surveying, and ranching. They imagine that these conclusions overlook conventional accounts of farming that occurred earlier than European contact. Yucca Mountain and close by lands had been central within the lives of the Western Shoshone, Southern Paiute, and Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone peoples, who shared them for non secular ceremonies, useful resource makes use of, and social occasions. Native Individuals worth the cultural assets in these areas, viewing them in a holistic method. They imagine that the water, animals, vegetation, air, geology, and artefacts are interrelated and depending on one another for existence.[27]

See additionally[edit]


  1. “Nuclear Waste Coverage Act, as amended”. Workplace of Civilian Radioactive Waste Administration (OCRWM), U.S. Division of Power. March 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  2. Tetreault, Steve (Oct. 05, 2007). “”Company research practically doubling nuclear waste capability””. Las Vegas Assessment-Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  3. “President Indicators Yucca Mountain Invoice”. Workplace of the Press Secretary, White Home. July 23, 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  4. Lando, Ben (Dec. 4, 2006). “Evaluation: Reid’s Yucca and nuke waste plan”. United Press Worldwide. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  5. “Delay on Yucca Mountain Waste Web site May Price Taxpayers Billions”. Related Press. July 12, 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  6. “Who pays for Yucca Mountain?”. Yucca Mountain Repository, U.S. Dept. of Power. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  7. “Nuclear Waste: Technical, Schedule, and Price Uncertainties of the Yucca Mountain Repository Mission” (PDF). United States Common Accounting Workplace. December 2001. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  8. “”Evaluation of the Whole System Life Cycle Price of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Administration Program”” (PDF). OCRWM, DoE. Might 2001. range/pdf/tslccr1.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  9. “Nuclear Waste” (PDF). GAO. December 2001. pp. 19. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  10. “Transportation of Spent Nuclear Gas and Excessive-Stage Radioactive Waste to Yucca Mountain: Often Requested Questions” (PDF). OCRWM, DOE. January 2006. pp. 5. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  11. Error: no |title= specified when utilizing {{Cite internet}}“.  IEER: “Environmental Safety Company’s Proposed Rule on Repository for Excessive-Stage Radioactive Waste Would Significantly Undermine Public Well being”
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  13. Error: no |title= specified when utilizing {{Cite internet}}“.  RadiologyInfo: “Security in Medical Imaging Procedures”
  14. Statutory Supplies Supporting Web site Suggestion
  15. Surroundings and Public Works subcommittee: “Yucca Mountain Report”
  16. State of Nevada brief presentation on What’s Mistaken With Placing Nuclear Waste in Yucca Mountain?
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  18. OCRWM Selects Sandia as Lead Laboratory
  19. Yucca Mountain Lawsuit Filed: Indian Nation At this time, March 11, 2005
  20. EPA Reality Sheet #2 on Yucca Mountain
  21. Reality Sheet on Proposed Amendments to EPA’s Public Well being and Environmental Radiation Safety Requirements for Yucca Mountain, Nevada (40 CFR Half 197)
  22. Error: no |title= specified when utilizing {{Cite internet}}“. State of Nevada Abstract of Yucca Mountain Oversight and Influence Evaluation Findings January 1997
  23. Error: no |title= specified when utilizing {{Cite internet}}“. Environmental Influence Assertion for the Alignment of a Rail Line within the Caliente Hall
  24. Error: no |title= specified when utilizing {{Cite internet}}“.  MinaFeasabilityStudyRev01_26OCT06_alt1.pdf Mina Rail Route Feasibility Examine
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  26. CBS Information. Yucca Mountain
  27. Remaining Environmental Influence Assertion for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Gas and Excessive-Stage Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada; DOE/EIS-0250. February 2002

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