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H.R. 2278 (115th): 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 processing uranium ore. which may contain residual radiation. In certain instances, mill tailings were subsequently used as fill for construction purposes, which remains embedded throughout the respective areas surrounding legacy uranium mills. To protect public health and safety from potential ...

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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
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

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History

May 1, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 18, 2018
 
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

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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 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2278 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2278. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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