Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste

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					Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste

Read :
http://blog.longnow.org/2002/03/03/yucca-mountains-future/

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/23/60minutes/main579696.shtml


Watch:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/phy03/sci/phys/matter/nuclearwaste/
assets/phy03_vid_nuclearwaste/phy03_vid_nuclearwaste_56_mov.html (not
super informative, but shows what the repository will look like)

Take notes on the following points:

   1. Where is Yucca Mountain located?

   2. What makes the site good for nuclear waste storage? What are the
      concerns about storing nuclear waste there?

   3. How is nuclear waste currently stored?

   4. Pro Yucca Mountain storage arguments.

   5. Anti Yucca Mountain storage arguments.

   6. How did each side try to convince you they were right? (think about
      tactics of persuasion)

   7. Write a short argument defending your views on storing nuclear waste at
      Yucca Mountain. Be sure to state your viewpoint clearly and back it up
      with evidence from your research today

				
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