Location: Yucca Mountain
Time Period: 1987-present
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: The purpose of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is to determine if Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is a suitable site for a spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste
repository. The project involves extensive scientific study on Yucca Mountain’s geology, hydrology, biology, and climate. Radioactive materials have not been used in the study. No radioactive materials have been shipped to Yucca Mountain for storage.
Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 06/21/15 the total compensation paid under Parts B and E of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is $17,070,209.
Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other DOE or AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K plus medical benefits from the US Department of Labor. Call EEOICPA Counsel Hugh Stephens at 1-855-EEOICPA (336-4272) or fill out the form to the right, whether your claim has been accepted or denied.