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August 22, 2014

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A driver ferries journalists in a cart in the Yucca Mountain Project to examine the drift scale test tunnel 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.

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

A driver ferries journalists in a cart in the Yucca Mountain Project to examine the drift scale test tunnel 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.