September 27, 2004
Property Disposals at the Yucca Mountain Project
Yucca Mountain is located on the western edge of the Navada Test Site, approximately 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1977, the Department of Energy (Department) began studying Yucca Mountain to determine the possibly of constructing a geologic reposiory for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. In July 2002, the multi-billion dollor Yucca Mountain Project was designated to be the Nation's first facility for storing high-level nuclear waste.