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HR 3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

Peter Welch voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (340-72) - (Key vote)
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Title: Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Department of Energy to resume the program of building the Yucca Mountain facility to store the nation's radioactive nuclear waste.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Secretary to resume the planning process of the Department of Energy’s construction site for the southern Nevada nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain (Title I, Sec. 101).
  • Specifies that the Secretary of Energy shall have the jurisdiction and authority to transfer over land to the Department of Energy for environmental impact analysis studies and the construction and development of radioactive nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities (Title II, Sec. 201).

  • Appropriates $50 million to the Department of Energy for costs related to the planning and development of the high-level radioactive waste storage facilities fiscal year 2020 through 2022 (Title I, Sec. 103).

  • Specifies that the boundaries of the Yucca Mountain storage facility and disposal project shall be reserved to the land in Nye County, Nevada and shall cover approximately 147,000 acres of land (Title II, Sec. 201).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018

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