Volume 92 Issue 43 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 27, 2014

Safety Of Design For Nuclear Waste Repository Affirmed

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: energy, nuclear waste, Yucca Mountain, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The proposed design for the long-delayed Yucca Mountain underground nuclear waste repository is safe, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) report released on Oct. 16. The safety evaluation is part of a multivolume series of reports required for the Nevada repository. The report concludes that the design would meet federal safety requirements after the repository is permanently closed. Nonetheless, the project is currently . . .

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