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The Science of Yucca Mountain

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The Science of Yucca Mountain

The Science of Yucca Mountain

The Science of Yucca Mountain

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On Tuesday, U.S. Senate voted to approve Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a permanent repository for the nation's deadliest nuclear waste. NPR's David Kestenbaum visited the site and talked with a Department of Energy scientist about the biggest threats to keeping nearby areas safe from the threat of radiation: time, and rain.

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