Conceptual Design of Yucca Mountain Disposal Plan
- Canisters of waste, sealed in special casks, are shipped to the site by truck or train.
- Shipping casks are removed, and the inner tube with the waste is placed in a steel, multilayered storage container.
- An automated system sends storage containers underground to the tunnels.
- Containers are stored along the tunnels, on their side.
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