Yucca Mountain is a mountain in Nevada, near the border of California, 100 miles northwest of New Vegas.


Yucca Mountain, at some point, became a nuclear waste repository where spent fuel rods and high level nuclear waste was dumped. After the Great War, Yucca became abandoned by humans and highly radioactive because of its contents left unchecked. No prospector dares to enter Yucca without a good radiation suit.

Yucca Mountain may also be inhabited by mutated creatures as in Mr. RADical's journal, he mentions seeing "something big" moving down its tunnel.


Yucca Mountain is mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the real-world, Yucca Mountain was to become a nuclear waste repository under the Bush administration, but this proposal was canceled in 2009 by the Obama administration.