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Yucca Mountain as a radioactive-waste repositiory

Yucca Mountain as a radioactive-waste repositiory

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Published by Dept. of the Interior in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ground - U.S.

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    ContributionsHanks, T.C.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p.
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22046617M

    Yucca Mountain Repository is the proposed U.S. Department of Energy deep geological repository storage facility for spent nuclear reactor fuel and other radioactive repository is located in a desert on federal land adjacent to the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, Nevada, within Yucca Mountain, a ridge line in the south-central part of the U.S. state of . Yucca Mountain is located in western Nevada, near the California border. While this land has been occupied for thousands of years by the Western Shoshone and Southern Paiute indigenous peoples, it was recently the center of a controversy concerning the proposal for a large-scale storage of mass amounts of nuclear waste.

      Federal lawmakers made their way to Nevada to visit the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository near Mercury. A tour led by U.S. Department of Energy officials was held on July 14 for a dozen congressmen, who all support making the Yucca Mountain site the nation’s nuclear waste : Jeffrey Meehan.   In The Road to Yucca Mountain, J. Samuel Walker traces the U.S. government's tangled efforts to solve the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste. From the Manhattan Project through the designation in of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a high-level waste repository, Walker thoroughly investigates the approaches adopted by the .

    The authors present arguments that Yucca Mountain has not been and may never be shown to be an appropriate repository for high-level radioactive waste. Opponents of the project should read this book for support; supporters, to understand the obstacles to be overcome.". One hot-button issue riling voters in Nevada is the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. For decades, the nuclear power industry has grappled with questions of how to dispose spent nuclear fuel, which remains dangerously radioactive for centuries.


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In The Road to Yucca Mountain, J. Samuel Walker traces the U.S. government's tangled efforts to solve the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste. From the Manhattan Project through the designation in of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a high-level waste repository, Walker thoroughly investigates the approaches adopted by the U.S.

Atomic Cited by: The authors present arguments that Yucca Mountain has not been and may never be shown to be an appropriate repository for high-level radioactive waste. Opponents of the project should read this book for support; supporters, to understand the obstacles to be overcome.& quot; -- John F.

Ahearne, former chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission/5(4). context of Yucca Mountain, a panel of five senior Survey scien tists, chaired by Isaac J. Winograd, was convened to study the Viability Assessment and to identify the central earth-science is sues pertaining to Yucca Mountain as a repository for radioactive waste.

Working from earlier drafts of the Viability Assessment, this. About the Book. In The Road to Yucca Mountain, J. Samuel Walker traces the U.S. government's tangled efforts to solve the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste.

From the Manhattan Project through the designation in of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a high-level waste repository, Walker thoroughly investigates the. "Yucca Mountain, Nevada—A proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste", The Geology and Climatology of Yucca Mountain and Vicinity, Southern Nevada and California, John S.

Stuckless, Robert A. Levich. Former Yucca Mountain Chief Scientist Dr. Michael Voegele will be signing the book he co-authored, “Waste of a Mountain,” on Saturday, at 1 p.m.

at the Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society, E. Basin Ave. Special to the Pahrump Valley TimesAuthor: Selwyn Harris. Geologists remained sidelined in the process of repository site selection resulting in the failure of projects—first the Lyons, Kansas, case, then, arguably, the Yucca Mountain case.

Walker's history of U.S. nuclear waste management provides a clear reminder of the potential pitfalls of disposing of this material: public concerns must be Author: Allison M. Macfarlane.

Yucca Mountain Archival Documents From the Former Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. View archival Yucca Mountain documents that were previously posted on the website for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.

Additional Yucca Mountain license application-related documents are available through the Nuclear Regulatory. The Yucca Mountain repository is the proposed spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) repository where both types of radioactive waste could be disposed.

If constructed, it would use a tunnel complex approximately feet below the top of Yucca Mountain and about feet above the aquifer underlying the repository.

The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository is a deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel and highly radioactive waste products generated in the United States.

The site is adjacent to the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, NV which is about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository Between andthe US produced plutonium for use in nuclear weapons at the DOE’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the Tri-Cities.

Washington hosts and oversees the cleanup of nearly two-thirds of the nation’s defense-related, high-level radioactive waste at Hanford. Read Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository books like SENATE HEARING, TH CONGRESS - EXAMINATION OF THE LICENSING PROCESS FOR THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY and HOUSE HEARING, TH CONGRESS - THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S ROLE IN MANAGING CIVILIAN RADIOACTIVE WASTE for free with a free 30.

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, as designated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act amendments ofis a proposed deep geological repository storage facility within Yucca Mountain for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste in.

In The Road to Yucca Mountain, J. Samuel Walker traces the U.S. government's tangled efforts to solve the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste.

From the Manhattan Project through the designation in of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a high-level waste repository, Walker thoroughly investigates the approaches adopted by the U.S. Atomic /5(5). Yucca Mountain, about 90 miles from Las Vegas, was in the s identified as the nation's potential nuclear storehouse – it would take, and hold.

As mandated by Congress in the amended Nuclear Waste Policy Act, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is currently being studied by the U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if it is a suitable location for the nation's first geologic repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. This document describes the historical aspects of nuclear energy,nuclear weapons usage, and development of the nuclear bureaucracy in the United States, and discusses the selection and siting of Yucca Mountain, Nevada for a federal nuclear waste repository.

A Bechtel-led team studied Yucca Mountain as the site for the United States' first national nuclear waste repository—where spent-fuel rods from nuclear power plants and solidified high-level radioactive waste from nuclear defense activities could be stored permanently. Nuclear Waste in Yucca Mountain.

In Gold Fame Citrus, the Yucca mountain, which is located in the deserts of Nevada, an hour northwest of Las Vegas, has officially become a nuclear waste depository: "The white bullet trains come in and out thrice daily, soundless, only a slight pressing and unpressing of the air.

Yucca Mountain Repository License Application: Safety Analysis Report On this page: Chapter 1, "Repository Safety Before Permanent Closure" Chapter 2, "Repository Safety After Permanent Closure" Chapter 3, "Research and Development Program to Resolve Safety Questions" Chapter 4, "Performance Confirmation Program" Chapter 5, "Management Systems".

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, as designated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act amendments ofis a proposed deep geological repository storage facility within Yucca Mountain for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste in the United dia.Publications; Ma — New Approaches to Defining “High-Level Radioactive Waste” A WIEB Webinar — By Melanie K Snyder, WIEB HLRW ProgramManager [PDF-Power Point, 39 Slides] December — Eureka County, Nevada Nuclear Waste Program — Key Issues for County Commissioners Regarding Yucca Mountain Review and Licensing Process — The .The U.S.

nuclear establishment in industry and government has, sincefocused on geologically unsuitable Western Shoshone Indian land in Nevada for opening the world’s first permanent burial dump for highly radioactive nuclear waste.

Yucca’s rock, fractured by earthquake activity – not to mention nuclear weapons blasts at the nearby Nevada Test Site – .