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March 2002
vol. 47, no. 3

FEATURES

14 In Search of Water: An Update on Yucca Mountain Studies
DOE researchers summarize the work they've done to 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

20 Nuclear Stewardship: 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


24 Nevada’s Legacy of Nuclear Testing
A photo essay of then and now.
Greg van der Vink and David Graham

28 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

NEWS & VIEWS


5
COMMENT
Yucca Mountain: Politics over Sound Science

Scientific evidence is not complete enough to decide on Yucca Mountain.
The Honorable Harry Reid

6 NEWS NOTES
Iron from below, not above * Triggering quakes with waste * Impressions of giant jellyfish * Confusion corner: Antarctica * Fossil clocked at tuna speed * Field Notes


12 POLITICAL SCENE
Taking Aim at a Defense Budget
The president’s budget is right to focus on national security. But that focus should not leave geoscience out in the cold.
David Applegate and Margaret Baker


13 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION
Geoscientists Defend Earth Science in Texas

Getting earth science back into the Texas high school curriculum
David M. Lawrence

30 GEOPHENOMENA
Mount Pinatubo: A Natural Climate Experiment
Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 eruption hit the atmosphere harder than any other in the 20th century.
Lisa M. Pinsker

44 ON EXHIBIT 100 Years of Science History
The Carnegie Institution celebrates its hundredth anniversary.
Josh Chamot

52 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Phantom Scientist
Passive voice should not be abused by diligent geowriters.
Hugh Hay-Roe

 

DEPARTMENTS

  2
From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
30 Where on Earth?

34 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

35 Energy & Resources

36 Society Page: News from geoscience societies

38 Geomedia:
Book review and new maps
41 Calendar
42 GeoMarketplace

46 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
51 Contributors Page
52 Geologic Column by Hugh Hay-Roe


 


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