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The science of nuclear energy
The science of nuclear energy

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2.3.8 Case study: Yucca mountain

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Funding to the Yucca Mountain repository project was removed in 2009 due to protests from the people of Nevada.

Strong views exist on both sides. The situation is complicated as the closure is in conflict with a federal law designating Yucca Mountain as the nation’s nuclear waste repository for the US.

For more on renewable energy in the UK, look at information from the Renewable Energy Trade Association RenewableUK [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (2016).

There is lots of information on nuclear power in the UK on the World Nuclear Association website (2016).

Next week, you will look at another contentious issue – the possibility of meltdown in nuclear power stations.