Current Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) operations provide relatively high-wage employment to the Nevada economy and constitute an economically stable proportion of the total gross state product (GSP). If the YMP were discontinued, economic losses, relative to the current economy, would be substantial. In 2000, the YMP contributed $195.7 million to the Nevada economy and an additional $188.6 million in 2001. The YMP was responsible for 3,650 jobs in 2000. This translates into a real disposable income of roughly $131 million earned each year in the state of Nevada.
Employees; Job creation; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Radioactive wastes – Storage – Economic aspects; Radioactive wastes—Transportation – Economic aspects
Business | Economics | Growth and Development
Schwer, R. K.
The Economic impact of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository on the economy of Nevada.
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