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Nuclear Waste Policy Act

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Nuclear Waste Policy Act

report together with supplemental and separate views (to accompany H.R. 6390) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office)

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementreferred jointly to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
    SeriesReport / House of Representatives -- 96-1382, pt.1
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. ;
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15402288M

    lated nuclear issues we will seek your decision on whether and how you wish to announce your nuclear waste policy after a draft statement has been completed. II. Background Considerations Prior to delving into the nuclear waste management problem there are a few general considerations which we wish to bring to your attention.   In the past three years, more than a dozen efforts to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act – which controls the flow of funding for nuclear waste storage facilities – have been attempted and.

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act specifies that waste is to be interred in Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The plan is to store it less than a half-mile below surface, with canisters retrievable for 50 to. [18] The federal government is legally obligated under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to store all high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel in a permanent underground repository. Until the federal government opens such a facility, however, the generators and owners of this waste have the responsibility to both provide and pay for the.

      Short Title. Marginal note: Short title 1 This Act may be cited as the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act.. Interpretation. Marginal note: Definitions 2 The following definitions apply in this Act.. economic region. economic region means an economic region described by Statistics Canada in its Guide to the Labour Force Survey, published on Janu (région économique).   Today, the Department of Energy is taking a critical step toward the development of a consent-based approach to siting future nuclear waste management facilities as part of a strategy for the long-term storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.


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Nuclear Waste Policy Act by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of established both the federal government's responsibility to provide a place for the permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, and the generators' responsibility to bear the costs of permanent Act provides for extensive state, tribal, and public participation in the planning and development of permanent repositories.

Oct 6, H.R. (th). A bill to redirect the program for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of to achieve budget savings, and for other purposes. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. In particular, two major laws govern commercial spent-fuel management: the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of (PL ) and the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of (PL ).

The Act was based on a broad consensus about some issues and on compromises concerning others. The amendments significantly revised the Act. Get this from a library. Nuclear Waste Policy Act and amendments. [United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.;].

The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act will put that question to the test, when or if the Senate acts on it. Context There are currently sites containing nuclear waste, located in 39 states.

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of dictated that the federal government would identify a permanent geological repository—a long-term storage site—and begin transferring waste from nuclear power plants to that repository by A few years later, the United States Congress thought they had solved both problems by passing the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act ofwhich established a network of regional compacts for low-level radioactive waste disposal, and by passing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of to set out how a final resting place for high-level.

Disposal of highly radioactive waste has been one of the most controversial aspects of nuclear power. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of (P.L.

), as amended inrequired DOE to conduct a detailed physical characterization of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a permanent underground repository for high-level by: Inside this book, you will find a bit of history about nuclear power that began in when the Atomic Energy Act of ( th Congress, 2 nd Session) became a law.

This scholarly text explores the political, business, construction, and environmental elements surrounding nuclear power plant safety and regulation within the United States.

When Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act ofit directed the Department of Energy to locate, study, license, and develop a deep underground repository for high-level nuclear wastes. As the authors of this study show, by the program was in shambles, beset by opposition from every state that had a potential storage site.

Get this from a library. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act: implementation status, progress, and problems: report to the Congress. [United States. General Accounting Office.] -- Pursuant to the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act ofGAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the act, focusing on: (1) the DOE approach to selecting a.

Nuclear waste by United States. General Accounting Office; editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accidents, Appropriations and expenditures, Auditing, Boring, Cleanup, Cleanup of radioactive waste sites, Contracting out, Cost control, Cost of operation, Costs, Design and construction, Economic aspects, Environmental aspects, Environmental aspects of Hazardous waste sites.

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of and the Amendments Act of laid out a process for identifying a site for a geologic repository. That repository was to be opened and operating by the end of January The federal government now hopes to open a repository at Yucca Mountain, which is located in southwestern Nevada, by the end of   He sued the President and the Secretary of Energy in the D.C.

Court of Appeals for violating the Nuclear Waste Policy Act when they terminated the Yucca Mountain Project. Coupled Processes Associated with Nuclear Waste Repositories covers the proceedings of the International Symposium on Coupled Processes Associated with Nuclear Waste Repositories.

The study of the behavior of geologic waste repositories is based on the coupled thermal, hydrologic, chemical, and mechanical processes that may occur in these. Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust. DOI link for Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust. Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust book.

Nuclear Waste Policy Act - Monitored Retrievable Storage Submission to Congress, Volume 2: Environmental Assessment for a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility [United States Department of Energy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

In his fifth book in a series of volumes on the history of nuclear regulation sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, J. Samuel Walker traces the evolution of nuclear waste management policy in the United States from the Manhattan project to Yucca : Mera Goodman, Robert Matthews. Requirements binding on all persons and organizations who receive a license from NRC to use nuclear materials or operate nuclear facilities.

See also NRC's regulations, Ti Chapter I, of the Code of Federal Regulations, which the Government Publishing Office maintains and updates annually. Nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs. This is the second report of an annual series that evaluates whether the revenues collected from the waste disposal fees established under Section of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of (Public Law ) are sufficient to offset the federal government's costs for the disposal of commercially generated spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high.

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of (NWPA) calls for disposal of spent nuclear fuel in a deep geologic repository. NWPA established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) in the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop such a repository, which would be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Part 2 looks at the search for a waste policy and the introduction of The Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part 3 examines the waste problem from the standpoint of it being an international issue, and finally, Part 4 looks to the future and the lessons that we can learn from past nuclear waste management failures.

This book will be of interest to Cited by: High-level waste and spent nuclear fuel originate from different sources and require distinct handling, although the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of required that they be safely stored, transported, and finally disposed off in a mined geologic repository.