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Nye County's
NWRPO works to ensure the health
and safety of
current and future residents affected
by DOE activities
to transport, store,
and dispose of
highly radioactive waste in and
through the
County.

 

NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY PROJECT OFFICE

Welcome to the Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office (NWRPO) website. Because Nye County is the host county for the Yucca Mountain Project, it has legal standing as the unit of local government with limited jurisdiction over the site. Based on this status, Nye County has certain rights of participation, funding, and on-site representation related to Yucca Mountain policies and activities.

Our mission is to protect the interests of the Nye County citizens regarding the Yucca Mountain Project.  NWRPO provides independent monitoring of activities and potential impacts related to the transport, disposal, and storage of nuclear waste in and through Nye County. This includes oversight of YMP scientific, environmental, socioeconomic, transportation, health, safety, regulatory, and policy issues.

Over the past decade, NWRPO has also conducted independent scientific investigations, such as the Early Warning Drilling Program and Groundwater Evaluation Program, to collect geologic  and hydrologic information that is needed to better design a monitoring system to protect Nye County water resources.  The Groundwater Evaluation Program is actively underway, and the program information is frequently updated.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or you would like more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Contact:

Darrell Lacy
Department Director
Nye County NWRPO
2101 E. Calvada Blvd.,
Suite 100

Pahrump, NV 89048

Ph:  (775) 727-7727
Fax: (775) 727-7919

NWRPO Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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