Welcome to the Eureka County Yucca Mountain Information Office. As one of the designated Affected Units of Local Government, Eureka County maintains this website to keep citizens informed about the decisions concerning the potential transportation and disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.. On this website you will find current news clippings, documents, photos, maps, and much more on the history and current developments at Yucca Mountain.
As way of background, The Nuclear Waste Policy Act as amended (NWPA) designated the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as the only site to be considered as a geologic repository for disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. The NWPA also provided Affected Units of Local Government (1) located in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain with certain participatory and oversight responsibilities for the Yucca Mountain Project. By giving Affected Units of Local Government participation rights, Congress sought to increase public confidence in the scientific integrity of the repository program, provide affected citizens the means to interact with the federal government, and demonstrate a commitment to external oversight.