"Radioactive Roads And Rails: Hauling Nuclear Waste Through Our Neighborhoods"

The Bush administration has decided to press ahead with a plan to store much of the nation's nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Yucca Mountain is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The bulk of America's nuclear waste is generated and located east of the Mississippi - at the opposite end of the country from Nevada. This means that highly radioactive waste would be hauled across the country - through towns, communities and neighborhoods - on the way to Yucca Mountain.