What to do with all our nuclear waste? The Yucca Mountain, Nevada, repository
might well be the final resting place for American spent nuclear reactor fuel.
For a virtual photo album of the Yucca Mountain Project construction area, go
to www.ymp.gov/ and click onto "See For Yourself" for views of the site
and activity. (The designers provide options on the sizes of photos/download
time you prefer. ) You might want to read the interview with the Yucca Mountain
project manager, who is more than a little beleaguered by anti-nuke forces as
well as the bureaucracy.
For a basic overview of this mega-project, read the EPA's fact sheet
www.epa.gov/radiation/yucca/. Here you can also download the National
Academy of Sciences summary on safety standards (in WordPerfect.)