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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 the US While the Yucca Mountains are the best site we have found as of yet this procedure will cost a huge amount of taxpayer dollars The Department of Energy DOE estimates the total cost of its high-level waste management program at 25-35 billion Completing the scientific investigation and licensing of the Yucca Mountain site is expected to cost 6-7 billion alone At the end of 1993 total nuclear waste fund expenditures through the end of the year were nearly 37 billion Very little of this money comes from individual investors If a retrievable facility one where the casks of spent fuel can be retrieved later is built this will be a good deal more Other disposal types such as sub-seabed and space disposal may prove to be cheaper at a later time This is a cause for concern but there are a greater amount of reasons to further and eventually finish the Yucca Mountain Project One is the desert climate naturally occurring in the western United States The weather is dry and warm and their are very few natural disasters such as earthquakes Also this part of the nation has a lower water table than the rest of the country This reduces the risk of water contamination in case of a
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