Yucca Mountain was recommended by the U.S. Geological Survey because of the attributes the site possesses including a stable geology, a deep water table, no one lives there, it's a desert environment and ... it's remote,
Even though you get five to six inches of rain each year and we're in a desert environment, some amount of moisture will penetrate the mountain and over the millennia we might want to make sure we'll use a drip shield,
In an earthquake, the motion is at surface, ... Back in '92 there was a 5.6 or 5.7 earthquake not far from Yucca, and there were scientists in a tunnel near the epicenter and they didn't even know an earthquake happened.
This is the most overseen project in the history of the government. We're trying to make the organization better fit the mission to develop a license application and submit it to the NRC for a permanent deep geological repository at Yucca Mountain.
The farm lab helped me a lot with a job now. Learning to irrigate and working on the tractors in the farm lab helped in my job last summer. Without Mr. Fink and that experience, I would have had no idea.