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Our mission is to manage and dispose of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a manner that protects health, safety and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence.


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On this page, you'll find the latest news from the Department of Energy about the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management and the Yucca Mountain Project.  Read More >

Current locations of nuclear waste

Current locations of nuclear waste in the United States
Nuclear waste is currently located in more than 120 locations in 39 states.  Read More >

 

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Following more than 20 years of study by the U.S. Department of Energy, Congress approved in July 2002 the President�s recommendation of the Yucca Mountain site for development as a repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.   Read More >

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Yucca Mountain offers tours, educational events, speaking engagements and much more.
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This gallery contains photos, graphics and videos of the Yucca Mountain Project.
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  WHAT'S NEW
Preliminary Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance Specification
Quarterly Report to Congress-- July 1 - September 30, 2006


  VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Yucca Mountain: The Making of an Underground Labroratory
Yucca Mountain: The Making of an Underground Laboratory


Safe Passage: An Overview of Plans for the Railroad to Yucca Mountain
Safe Passage: An Overview of Plans for the Railroad to Yucca Mountain
  Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
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