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Yucca Mountain canisters said safe
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JUNE 22, 2001

Scientists from the Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico on Thursday said their research shows the canisters which will be used to store nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada won't let the highly radioactive material escape.

The canisters will store 77,000 tons of waste inside the mountain.

Yucca Mountain is the only site the Department of Energy is considering to store the nation's nuclear waste. Officials in Nevada and a number of tribes oppose the site.

Get the Story:
Scientists: Chances slim that radioactivity could escape (The Las Vegas Review Journal 6/22)
Scientists: DOE slow to release Yucca report (The Las Vegas Sun 6/21)

Relevant Links:
The Yucca Mountain Project, Department of Energy - http://www.ymp.gov

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