Society News Archive

11 January 2002

The Department of Energy has announced that Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham notified Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and the Nevada Legislature that he intends to recommend to President Bush that the Yucca Mountain site is scientifically sound and suitable for development as the nation's long-term geological repository for nuclear waste, which will help ensure America's national security and secure disposal of nuclear waste, provide for a cleaner environment, and support energy security. The Department of Energy website includes the official announcement of this notification and additional informational material about Yucca Mountain, including a compilation of "Commonly Raised Topics."