NRWC Opposes Yucca Mountain – National Radioactive Waste Coalition

NRWC Opposes Yucca Mountain

NRWC Opposes Yucca Mountain

as a Permanent Site for Storing High-Level Radioactive Waste.

Yucca Mountain is strongly opposed by the State of Nevada:

“Yucca Mountain is a singularly bad site to house the nation’s high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel.”
– The Fight Against Yucca Mountain

The Yucca Mountain site should be disqualified for the following reasons:

■ Violates Environmental Justice:

■ Location and Geology:

– Yucca’s freshwater aquifer drains to the Amargosa Valley, one of Nevada’s most productive agricultural regions and the most important water source for the residents of Amorgosa Valley, Las Vegas, and some areas of California.

■ Limited Space:

NRWC advocates nuclear waste be kept onsite – or as close to the point of generation as possible – in the safest way until a pro­tective, just, and permanent solution is created.
Watch: “Yucca Mountain: Serpent Swimming Westward”