Validity of Yucca Mountain data in question
The Los Angeles Times (subscription required to read) is reporting that research data for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository was falsified. Two federal agencies launched investigations Wednesday into evidence that government scientists had submitted phony data to help prove that a proposed nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada would be safe. […] Department lawyers discovered a series of e-mail exchanges between scientists that discussed fabricating documentation for a key scientific study about ground water penetration into Yucca Mountain. This Wikipedia article also helps to give some background on the project.
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