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Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain, located 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the only site under consideration for a proposed repository to store 77,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste from U.S. weapons sites and commercial nuclear reactors.  Although Congress capitulated to the nuclear industry's powerful pro-Yucca lobby and voted to overturn Nevada's veto of the dangerous dump in 2002, numerous scientific, economic and policy problems continue to plague the Yucca Mountain Project. The proposed dump faces an uncertain future in upcoming regulatory, legislative and legal processes. To read a timeline about the road to Yucca Mountain, please click here. For more information on the problems with EPA's recently revised proposal for a radiation protection standard at Yucca Mountain, click here.

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