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In Search of Water:
An Update on Yucca Mountain Studies
DOE researchers summarize the work they've done to learn how water moves through Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the proposed site for the long-term storage of high-level nuclear waste.
Russ Dyer, Abe Van Luik, Ron Linden
and Rick Salness
Yucca Mountain: Politics over Sound Science
Scientific evidence is not complete enough to decide on Yucca Mountain.
The Honorable Harry Reid
Lessons from a Not-So-Remote Island
The United States set off three underground nuclear tests between 1965 and 1971 at Amchitka Island, which lies in one of the country's most seismically active regions.
John Eichelberger, Jeff Freymueller, Graham Hill
and Matt Patrick
After the Cleanup: Isolating Waste for the Long-Term
Recognizing that we cannot just walk away from a site after the cleanup is complete
Susan Bucci Mockler
*story updated since intial posting
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Scientists on the Yucca Mountain Project used this tunnel-boring machine, or TBM, to create an underground laboratory within Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, called an Exploratory Studies Facility. For the past two decades, the Department of Energy has been investigating how well nuclear waste can be contained in Yucca Mountain. The TBM, which is 25 feet wide, began its five-mile journey in September 1994. “Day lighting” occurred in the spring of 1997. Courtesy of DOE. Read story.
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