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    can store it. Everyone will agree that the waste obviously needs to be stored somewhere, but we can also agree that we do not want it stored or transported through our back yards. The goal of the government is to store the waste in one location, Yucca Mountain, instead of scattered across the country. To do this all of the existing waste must be removed from their locations, put into some type of safe transportation and shipped across cities, states and even the country. With the massive amounts of

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    The Yucca Mountain Project Kai Erikson argues that radiation and other forms of radioactive waste are a new species of trouble (Erikson, 1994). Nuclear waste disposal is a pressing issue of extreme importance. Nuclear waste is material that either contains a radioactive substance or has been contaminated by radioactive elements and is no longer useful. With all of the dangers surrounding nuclear waste and a half-life of one hundred thousand years this issue must be solved with complete certainty

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    repository at Yucca Mountain know that they will eventually lose. Yucca Mountain is a six-mile long, 1,200-foot high, flat-topped volcanic ridge about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas designated for storing the nation’s waste. The mountain’s storage repository site has been a big debate among researchers, environmentalists, and politicians for the past two decades about whether it is safe enough to store the nation’s waste. The Department of Energy may want the public to believe the Mountain is safe in

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    The United States Department of Energy plans to turn Yucca Mountain into the nation’s first high-level nuclear waste repository, if Congress finds the site safe. The Yucca Mountain is, in fact, not safe. Based on the non-fiction book “About a Mountain” by John D’agata and an article “American Wasteland” by Charles Bock, the Yucca Mountain should not be the repository site of the nation due to miscommunication in the future, experiments gone bad, and not enough support. It is not really a good idea

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    Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed plans to deposit 70,000 tons of highly radioactive waste underground Yucca Mountain in Nevada. While many environmental questions and concerns have been raised about the safety of the waste disposal plan for the next 10,000 years, there appears to be no alternative. Waste from nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants are a serious environmental problem that will be present

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    Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right or Wrong? As the United States' nuclear waste buildup becomes 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 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

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    Get Nevada Glowing

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    achieved this research from the DoE (Department of Energy) who to this point “has no set plan for the transportation of the spent nuclear fuel rods through our major cities and states on their way to ultimate storage in the bowels of Yucca Mountain”(Krech 2002). Yucca Mountain, located approximately 100 miles Northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the site that President George Bush has endorsed for serious consideration as the location in which to store the nations nuclear waste. This nuclear waste, currently

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    As stated earlier, the United States has attempted to find a suitable location for storing nuclear waste, but many people have opposed the decided location: Yucca Mountain. Studies began as early as 1987 at this remote, desert site. After more than two decades of studies, the U.S. Department of Energy filed a construction license application for this repository. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has reviewed, but denied this application because Nevada legislators don’t approve of it. Thus, more

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    chemical waste

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    trying help this problem, but governmental leaders face many challenges. Disposal of harmful chemicals is often difficult and costly. Since chemical waste has destroyed the environment, steps are being taken to prevent further pollution, Like the Yucca mountain project. A local based pharmaceutical company named Novo Nordisk released its 1999 environmental report. The company, which strives to keep from contaminating the environment, confessed to two separate accidents for the year. A North Carolina

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    Proliferation

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    go by much quicker. It is imperative that the government officials choose adequate sites to store the waste but residents need to realize what must be done and allow them to do what they need to do. It will benefit everyone if residents around Yucca Mountain realized that the future of this country relies on nuclear power. However, it is necessary that we not rely solely on non-renewable energy sources. John Kerry wanted 20% of our nation’s electricity generation to come from renewable sources

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