This is the second part of a podcast with Robert Loux, Executive Director of the Agency for Nuclear Projects in Nevada.
If you missed the first installment, it’s available at: Yucca Mountain: The Nevada Case Podcast, Part One .
In this segment, Loux discusses the Department of Energy‘s regulatory process, falsehoods and other manipulation of reports. He also talks about Yucca Mountains unsuitability, even for a short term, as a nuclear repository. Loux mentions how air and water pass freely through the mountain, the earthquake faults beneath the storage area, and even the possible threat of young volcanoes in the future.
Our third portion will address transportation issues, and the faltering support for the project both in the government and in scientific circles. DOE officials recently annouced layoffs at the facility, citing budget cuts by Congress.
Now, here’s Bob Loux, stating again, how Nevada became the “poster child” for long-term nuclear waste disposal.
Here is a link to the State of Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects.
Here is a link to the Government Accounting Office, dealing with information on the DOE and it’s handling of nuclear issues.