Esmeralda County Repository Oversight Program On-Line
Esmeralda County Repository Oversight Program goals are to provide oversight of the proposed Yucca Mountain High Level Waste Repository 90 miles north of Las Vegas. This website contains information about the Yucca Mountain site, the studies conducted by the Department of Energy (DOE), and the current licensing process regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which started in 2008.
We've also included maps developed for ongoing studies conducted by the Esmeralda County Repository Oversight Program (ROP) offices to create a baseline of existing conditions of Esmeralda County. These maps can be useful to compare current conditions and to prepare for any future transportation of high-level waste through the county to the proposed Yucca Mountain site.( Please see the transporation page. )
We update our links to Yucca Mountain in an effort to have a site that provides a broad and informative location where the public can visit and find current information regarding the future of Yucca Mountain. Please visit our news page for current information regarding the Yucca Mountain High-level Nuclear Waste Repository
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Supporting Esmeralda County, the public and County Commissioners on Yucca Mountain Project issues and activities.
Ed Mueller and Caroline Fitzpatrick are available at the ROP office to answer questions and provide information. The ROP office is also an official reading room and maintains a library of documents related to the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository, as well as brochures and videos for public information.
Director Esmeralda County Repository Oversight Program
Goldfield Science Center
The Science Center is located next to the Nuclear Oversight Programs Office at 274 E. Crook Avenue in Goldfield, Nevada. Visiting the center will give you the opportunity to see diagrams and interactive diorama's which detail the science at Yucca Mountain. There is also plenty of free brochures and information you can take home.