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Nuclear Waste Disposal: Alternatives to Yucca Mountain

Description: This report discusses the options for the Yucca Mountain waste repository application and the likely impact of indefinite delays in the waste program. It then discusses the mid- and long-term alternatives to the existing waste program, and finally reviews the history of U.S. efforts to site nuclear waste facilities.
Date: February 6, 2009
Creator: Holt, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Waste Disposal: Alternatives to Yucca Mountain

Description: Under the current nuclear waste program, DOE hopes to begin transporting spent nuclear fuel and other highly radioactive waste to Yucca Mountain by 2020. If the Obama Administration decides to halt the Yucca Mountain project, it has a variety of tools available to implement that policy. This report discusses those options and the likely impact of indefinite delays in the waste program. It then discusses the mid- and long-term alternatives to the existing waste program, and finally reviews the history of U.S. efforts to site nuclear waste facilities.
Date: February 6, 2009
Creator: Holt, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department