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Yucca Mountain Project - Protecting the Health of Workers at the Nuclear Waste Site (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Yucca Mountain Project is one of the new initiatives currently considered by the U.S. Congress. The initiative would restart waste deposition at this famous site in Nevada, increasing nuclear waste amount by 63 percent and heavy metals amount by 60%. However, several scientists voiced their concerns about this project. In particular, erionite, one of the most hazardous fibrous carcinogens, was found in the volcanic tuff materials, present in Yucca Mountain. Also, complex mixtures of potential groundwater and soil contaminants are not explored in the environmental impact statements for the project. Additional attention is required for the possible risks associated with the transportation of nuclear wastes. The audience will have a unique chance to be exposed to the different opinions about this important project. The discussion will cover: aspects of the regulations of emerging toxicants and cumulative risk assessment, the need of further studies and monitoring at the site, as well as additional control measures.
Presenters: Jacob Paz, Dr. Jacob Paz and Marty Paz Environment, Inc.; William Culbreth, University of Nevada Las Vegas.



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