TITLE

As Decision Time Approaches for Radioactive Waste Repository, a Mountain of Issues Still Unresolved

AUTHOR(S)
Dawson, Jim
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
Physics Today;Nov2001, Vol. 54 Issue 11, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the status of the nuclear waste repository development program of the United States Department of Energy at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Reasons for the selection of the Yucca Mountain as the site of a nuclear waste repository; Discussion on several issues that surround the establishment of a nuclear waste repository at the Yucca Mountain; Changes in the conditions of Yucca Mountain that affects its viability as a possible repository of nuclear wastes.
ACCESSION #
5437493

 

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