A site in Nevada designed for the permanent storage of nuclear waste, although none had yet been stored there as of 2002.
Note: The decision to actually store waste at Yucca Mountain remains politically charged.
I urge you to perform your duties mandated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and complete the yucca mountain licensing process.
When the Obama administration cut funding for yucca mountain, it appointed the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.
But the Obama administration put a hold on construction at yucca mountain in 2009.
Jaczko had largely put the kibosh on both, most significantly by ending research at yucca mountain.
There are other sites in America with long nuclear histories—places like Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, yucca mountain.
We talk about stabilizing waste and vitrification and yucca mountain—20-, and 30-, and 40-year timelines.