July 21, 2010
Need for Enhanced Surveillance During the Yucca Mountain Project Shut Down
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendments of 1987 (Act) designated Yucca Mountain in Southwestern Nevada as the site for a national geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste, primarily the waste generated by U.S. commercial nuclear plants. The Department of Energy (Department) assigned management of the program to the Office of Civilian Nuclear Waste Management (OCRWM) and formally designated the project as the Yucca Mountain Project (Project).
Topic: Management & Administration