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CHAPTER EIGHT
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Exhibit 8-6

Yucca Mountain Storage Facility

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

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Services Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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