This website is offered in order to shed light on the Yucca Mountain effort. First, we believe it is important to present factual information on Yucca Mountain, as opponents have made every effort to disassemble and erase its outstanding research record from the pages of history since the Obama Administration terminated the project in 2011.
Second, Yucca Mountain represents feats of engineering and scientific prowess that need to be more widely recognized. The facts need to be told.
And . . . the United States still needs a safe place to store its high-level nuclear waste.
Click on an event in the time-line to hear more about the history of the Yucca Mountain Project
The Beginnings of Commercial Nuclear Power
The Search for a Repository Site in Salt
The National Search for Repository Sites
The End of Reprocessing in the U.S.
The Interagency Review Group
Activities Prior to Passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act
Site Screening for the First Repository
Nye County Oversight
Amendment of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act
The Site Characterization Plan
The National Academy Report
The Exploratory Studies Facility
The License Application
Nevada AJR 15
Reid Elected to Senate
Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendment
Hecht-Bryan Senate Race
Opposition in the Legislature
Attempted Support in the Legislature