One Of The Largest Nuclear Waste Dumps In The World Is Right Here In Nevada

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository was designated in 1987 by amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act as a deep geological repository storage facility for high level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in the U.S. The Yucca Mountain project was approved by Congress in 2002, and construction began shortly thereafter; however, in 2011, federal funding to the project was cut after the federal government had already spent $9 million. Currently, the repository stands empty.

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