NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT: Key Attributes, Challenges, and Costs for the Yucca Mountain Repository and Two Potential Alternatives

December 2009
GAO Reports;12/2/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article examines the key attributes, challenges and costs of the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada. It states that the nuclear waste management experts have identified two principal alternatives to a repository such as storing the nuclear waste at two centralized locations and continuing to store the waste on site where it is generated. Moreover, models of the total cost ranges for each alternative is developed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).


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