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Mark Peters from the Yucca Mountain Project describes different areas of the drift scale test tunnel to members of the media during a public open house Saturday, November 3, 2001. The tunnel and surrounding rock has been heated to an average 392 degrees for the past four years and then will be allowed to cool beginning January 2002 for another four years to study the effect on the movement of water through Yucca Mountain.

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Mark Peters from the Yucca Mountain Project describes different areas of the drift scale test tunnel to members of the media during a public open house Saturday, November 3, 2001. The tunnel and surrounding rock has been heated to an average 392 degrees for the past four years and then will be allowed to cool beginning January 2002 for another four years to study the effect on the movement of water through Yucca Mountain.