Essays Tagged: "Yucca Mountain"

Yucca Mountain as a Permanent Nuclear Waste Site

Yucca Mountain-Right or Wrong?As the United States' nuclear waste buildup becomes larger, the need f ... larger, the need for a permanent storage facility becomes more urgent. One proposed site is in the Yucca Mountains of Nevada. This makes many Nevadans uneasy, as visions of three-legged babies and ph ... phosphorescent people come to mind. This is an unfounded worry, as many reasons prove. In fact, the Yucca Mountains provide an ideal site for a permanent underground nuclear waste facility in the U.S. ...

(4 pages) 142 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Pros and Cons of Storing Nuclear Waste at the Yucca Mountains.

Should Yucca Mountain be used to store nuclear waste?With the imminent license renewal of the majority o ... he current containers either close to or completely filled, the Department of Energy has chosen the Yucca Mountains as the permanent repository for nuclear waste. A seemingly ideal location, Yucca Mo ... vironmentalists and Nevada residents have grave reservations about putting the permanent storage at Yucca Mountain, citing concerns such as waste transportation dangers, geological instability, and th ...

(4 pages) 85 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

A Biography on Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

ts, and alternative energy. She is also strongly opposed to the building of a nuclear waste dump in Yucca Mountain, NevadaBiographyA Lifetime of Commitment to NevadaAs a Congresswoman, Shelley has suc ... y's many military veterans; developing clean, alternative energy sources; and fighting the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump.House Committee Assignments* Committee on Transportation and Infra ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Nuclear Waste

"U.S Sets Safety Rules for Yucca Nuclear Waste Site"�""Standards for an Unsafe Location Summary: An article from The Was ... y report. However, all the other Themes could apply to the story as well and will be included in it.Yucca Mountain is a controversial site chosen to hold an underground repository of high radioactive ... at the nuclear plants waiting for a permanent disposal facility. However, even if the repository at Yucca Mountain is opened another hazard arises which is the possibility of an accident where the spi ...

(4 pages) 43 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


s for three to five years, and then stored in the dry storage until they are ready to be shipped to Yucca Mountain in Nevada (2). At Yucca Mountain, they will bury the assemblies low underground, and ... ies low underground, and they will stay there for eternity. While we are shipping the assemblies to Yucca Mountain, we are making more space for the pools to be filled, and our storage area to be empt ...

(2 pages) 10 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Case-In-Point - Energy Summary

llution and human interference would also contribute a small degree of damage to the area.Chapter 12YUCCA MOUNTAINThe Nuclear Waste Policy Act was passed in 1982. This act legally required the United ... en stored permanently in deep underground salt beds" (Raven, Berg, & Hassenzahl, 2010, p. 270). Yucca Mountain in Nevada was identified by Congress as the place up for consideration as a permanent ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Sep/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Nuclear Waste

ted States that could store all of the nuclear waste that our nuclear power plant generate, that is Yucca Mountain in Nevada.The Yucca Mountain project was the process of creating in underground tunne ... rantee the safe transportation of nuclear waste, they can't. The Obama administration abandoned the Yucca Mountain project because the risk of nuclear waste radioactive contamination was greater than ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


tory for spent fuel and highly radioactive defense waste in the southern Nevada desert. Work on the Yucca Mountain complex has faced political and technical problems and was canceled by President Obam ... eled by President Obama, who advocates a new storage solution" (Weeks 1). Much of the opposition to Yucca Mountain came directly from the state of Nevada where the state government echoed the disconte ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History