Mineral County Yucca Mountain Oversight

In the event that the proposed geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada,
begins accepting waste, the State of Nevada will have the option of designating
preferred routes for transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste
to the facility. There is evidence that, if truck shipments are used to transfer spent fuel to
Yucca Mountain, the State of Nevada will designate US95 as a preferred route,
connecting Interstate 80 with the southern part of the state. Mineral County would be
affected by this potential route, with its largest city and County seat, Hawthorne, located
at the intersection of US95 with County Road 359.

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