Waste of a Mountain

How Yucca Mountain Was Selected, Studied, and Dumped

 

 

Waste of a Mountain presents the story of the effort to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

 

The book also describes the history of the United States government’s actions that created the first-ever quantity of high-level radioactive waste and then managed it while the government developed the means, and completed the effort, to identify the approach and location to permanently dispose of that waste. It covers a time frame of more than seventy years and describes the nation’s journey through technically complicated, and societally and politically treacherous territories to unearth and implement the capability to dispose of high-level radioactive waste.

 

The book presents the extensive story of the Yucca Mountain siting effort in a manner that reflects a perspective from inside the project.All proceeds from the sale of the book have been donated to the Museum and will support the Yucca Mountain exhibits at the Museum.

 

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NEWS

May 1, 2017

Congressman: Time to reopen project to store nuclear waste in Nevada's Yucca mountain

Southern Illinois Congressman John Shimkus wants to resurrect the massive project to move the nation's spent nuclear fuel to a Nevada mountain.

 

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April 26, 2017

Yucca Mountain Bill Can Overcome Nevada Opposition: Shimkus

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) said he is confident the Energy Department will back Congress’s efforts to restart work on Yucca Mountain as a permanent repository for the nation’s nuclear waste, despite opposition from Nevada leadership.

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May 1, 2017

Trump signs order to reconsider national monuments

The fierce debate over public land in the West is almost certain to intensify following President Trump’s signing of an executive order Wednesday that could lead to the reduction or elimination of some national monuments.

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May 1, 2017

Yucca Mountain not included in federal spending bill

WASHINGTON — A broad spending bill to fund the federal government through September does not include money for licensing the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository,

 

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May 2, 2017

S.C. congressional delegation loses fight to get nuclear tax credit in government spending

WASHINGTON — The budget agreement worked out in Congress has disappointed every member of the South Carolina delegation after a highly desired nuclear power plant tax credit was left out.

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April 26, 2017

H.R.___, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017

WASHINGTON — A broad spending bill to fund the federal government through September does not include money for licensing the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository,

 

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2015

Yucca Mountain Poll shows Dramatic Shift in Public Opinion

For decades now, the acrimonious debate over building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, located about 1,760 football fields away from Las Vegas, has generated enough heat to power a small third-world country.

 

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April 30, 201

McCain Calls Liberal Rejection Of Nuclear Power ‘Concerning

Jake Tapper tried to bait Sen. John McCain into denouncing Trump’s climate change policy but McCain used the question to destroy liberal opposition to nuclear power.

 

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2015

Yucca Mountain Poll shows Dramatic Shift in Public Opinion

For decades now, the acrimonious debate over building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, located about 1,760 football fields away from Las Vegas, has generated enough heat to power a small third-world country.

 

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