Yucca Mountain, Nevada—A proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste
Published:January 01, 2007
Robert A. Levich, John S. Stuckless, 2007. "Yucca Mountain, Nevada—A proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste", The Geology and Climatology of Yucca Mountain and Vicinity, Southern Nevada and California, John S. Stuckless, Robert A. Levich
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Yucca Mountain in Nevada represents the proposed solution to what has been a lengthy national effort to dispose of high-level radioactive waste, waste which must be isolated from the biosphere for tens of thousands of years. This chapter reviews the background of that national effort and includes some discussion of international work in order to provide a more complete framework for the problem of waste disposal. Other chapters provide the regional geologic setting, the geology of the Yucca Mountain site, the tectonics, and climate (past, present, and future). These last two chapters are integral to prediction of long-term waste isolation.