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Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository as designated by the NWPA Amendments of 1987, was to be a deep geological repository storage facility for spent nuclear reactor fuel and other high level radioactive waste. Federal funding ended in 2010. It was to be located on federal land adjacent to the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, Nevada, about northwest of the Las Vegas Valley. The proposed repository was within Yucca Mountain, a ridge line in the south-central part of Nevada near its border with California....

Yucca, Arizona

Yucca is an unincorporated community in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Located along Interstate 40, it lies southwest of Kingman, just east of the southern section of the Black Mountains and west of the Hualapai and McCracken Mountains in the Sacramento Valley. Yucca has a ZIP Code of 86438; in 2000, the population of the 86438 ZCTA was 282. Students in Yucca attend schools in the Kingman Unified School District. Location and climate Yucca is located about 35 miles north of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; 24 miles southwest of Kingman, Arizona; and 38 miles east of Needles, California....

Yucca Army Airfield

Yucca Army Airfield is a former military airfield located about west of Yucca, in Mohave County, Arizona. It is on the east side of Interstate 40, south of Kingman. It is presently used as a testing facility by Chrysler LLC. Military use In 1943-44, the US Army Air Forces acquired to build a satellite airfield for the use of Kingman AAF & its Gunnery School. Activated on 1 December 1941, the facility consisted of two 6,000' asphalt runways, taxiways, control tower, a total of 45 buildings, roads, a railroad spur, electrical utilities, water utilities, and a sewage disposal plant....

Yucca Valley Airport

Yucca Valley Airport is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Yucca Valley, a town in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It is owned by the Yucca Valley Airport District. Facilities and aircraft Yucca Valley Airport covers an area of at an elevation of 3,224 feet (983 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,363 by 60 feet (1,330 x 18 m)....

Yucca filifera

Yucca filifera is a member of the Asparagaceae family subfamily Agavaceae native to central Mexico. History It was discovered in 1840 in northeastern Mexico between Saltillo and Parras on 19 May 1847 by merchant and explorer Josiah Gregg. It was later introduced to Europe and described for science by J. Benjamin Chabaud (1833-1915) in 1876. Description A tall, heavily branched yucca, Y. filifera has straight, ensiform leaves growing in rosette-shaped bunches from the end of each stem. Its inflorescence hangs over and is made of many separate white flowers. Cultivation Y....

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