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H.R. 2278: Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2278 would amend the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 to extend, through September 30, 2048, the government’s authority to operate the Cheney disposal cell in Mesa County, Colorado. That facility, administered by the Department of Energy (DOE), serves as a repository for mill tailings—radioactive waste generated during the conversion of uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors. Under current law, DOE’s authority to operate that site is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2023.

Uranium mill tailings are a byproduct of mining and ...

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Scott Tipton

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

May 1, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 25, 2018

This bill passed in the House on September 25, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 1, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 18, 2018
 
Considered by Environment

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Considered by Environment

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Jul 12, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Sep 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
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H.R. 2278 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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