LOCATION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN IN NYE COUNTY
Mountain is located in Nye County, Nevada on the western edge of the
Nevada Test Site.
have long considered Yucca Mountain a promising site for
a repository due to the area’s:
Deep water table
County Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office (NWRPO)
has been conducting repository oversight studies. The Early Warning Drilling Program (EWDP)
was initiated as part of the NWRPO Independent Scientific
Investigations Program (ISIP).
The purpose of the EWDP is to establish a
ground-water monitoring system and to provide geologic and
hydrologic information that is needed and has been missing from DOE's