Beatty Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Site, Nevada

A chemical and radioactive waste dump, and one of the few commercial facilities that can accept certain low-level radioactive and mixed hazardous/PCB wastes. It opened in 1970, as a radioactive waste site, and has over 1 million cubic yard capacity. Famous briefly for lending radioactive machinery to building projects in nearby Beatty, including the construction of a county office building and the Sourdough Saloon (after which, when this fact was made known, the buildings had to be torn down). U.S. Ecology is a division of American Ecology, which operates a few other similar facilities.