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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended

United States

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended

with appropriations acts appended.

by United States

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management in Washington, DC (P.O. Box 44375, Washington 20026) .
Written in English

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

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF3950.A315 A2 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 86 p. ;
      Number of Pages86
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL556251M
      LC Control Number96138803

      Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act as amended in (42 USC b et. seq.) Nuclear Waste Policy Act of , Public Law 97– Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of , Title Iv, Subtitle A of Public Law –, The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of After considerable debate, the Senate has approved a plan aimed at getting the federal government's effort to find a long-term storage site for spent nuclear fuel and highlevel nuclear wastes off dead center and out of the political crossfire. However, the Senate plan may have just the opposite effect. Congress thought it had solved the problem when it passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of Author: Janice Long.

      In , after significant public and institutional controversy, and faced with significant costs for characterization, Congress amended the NWPA. The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA) eliminated the program to identify a site for a second repository, pending reconsideration in , and provided for the characterization for only one site, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the first repository. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of (NWPA) created a timetable and procedure for establishing a permanent, underground repository for high-level radioactive waste. The NWPA also provided for temporary federal storage of waste, including spent fuel from civilian nuclear reactors.

      Get this from a library! Section report: Secretary of Energy's report to the Congress pursuant to section of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended. [United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.].   High-level nuclear waste--one of the nation's most hazardous substances--is accumulating at 80 sites in 35 states. The United States has genera metric tons of nuclear waste and is expected to generate , metric tons by The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of , as amended, requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to dispose of the waste in a geologic .


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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Isolation of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a repository. (3) For purposes of complying with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of [42 U.S.C.

et seq.] and this section, the Secretary need not. Document on the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of An Act to provide for the development of repositories for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, to establish a program of research, development, and demonstration regarding the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.

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: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) supports the use of deep geologic repositories for the safe storage and/or disposal of radioactive waste.

The Act establishes procedures to evaluate and select sites for geologic repositories and for the interaction of state and federal governments.

It also provides a timetable of key milestones the federal agencies must meet in carrying out the program. Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of This bill amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to initiate a program to consolidate and temporarily store commercial spent nuclear fuel during the development, construction, and operation of a permanent nuclear waste g: book.

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of amends the current act to provide regional facilities established through compacts between two or more states. The Act defines the responsibilities of the federal government and the participating states, and provides for inspection by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and review by Congress.

In DecemberCongress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to designate Yucca Mountain, Nevada as the only site to be characterized as a permanent repository for all of. Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendments Act of - Amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of to add a new "Title IV: Program Redirection." Directs the Secretary of Energy to select by January 1,as the preferred site for the first repository, one of the sites previously selected for characterization as a candidate site.

The waste issue reemerged on the decision agenda in when Congress amended the NWPA to eliminate the eastern nuclear repository and designate Yucca Mountain, Nevada the storage location for the nation’s nuclear waste.

This policy analysis looks at three topics related to the NWPA amendments: (1) the factors that brought the NWPA. 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. InCongress enacted the first comprehensive legislation regarding spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste disposal. This Federal law is called the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended Corinne Macaluso Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Missing: book.

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor. The Energy Reorganization Act also established the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which was given authority to implement the Atomic Energy Act.

See 42 U.S.C. §§ (). Act of Sept. 23,Pub.§ b, 73 Stat. () (codified as amended at 42 U.S.c. § b(l». This Act, which amended the Atomic Author: Deborah M. Mostaghel. 12 waste’ means high-level radioactive waste, or spent 13 nuclear fuel, resulting from civilian nuclear activi ties, to which the Department holds title.’’.

15 (3) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.—Section of 16 the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of (42 U.S.C. 17 ) is amended File Size: KB. Get this from a library. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended: with appropriations Acts appended.

[United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.;]. So inCongress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to designate Yucca Mountain as the one permanent storage site.

Why Nevada. The three finalist sites were in Texas, Washington, and Nevada. 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 : Mark Holt.

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of for the management of the high level nuclear waste has been faced a lot of challenges therefore proving to be ineffective to some extent.

The governing spending on the research of the waste management has been rendered. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Washington, D.C. March i THE NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACT OF An Act to provide for the development of repositories for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, to establish a program of research, development, as amended by P.L.Title V Missing: book.

Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to require DOE to focus its efforts on studying Yucca Mountain, Nevada as the permanent repository site.

The amendments also created a federal Nuclear Waste Negotiator to find a volunteer host for an interim storage facility or a permanent repository. ′s.Nuclear Waste Policy Act ofas amended This Act establishes 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 disposal.

By ignoring the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended, S. undercuts its own legitimacy. Invites the process to be stalled by politics. Before choosing an interim storage site.