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H.R. 2389 (115th): To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2389 authorizes appropriations for ongoing cleanup activities at the West Valley Demonstration Project, a nuclear waste remediation site in New York. The bill also would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to the Congress on options for disposing of the site’s radioactive waste.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for remediating sites contaminated with radioactive waste and other environmental hazards stemming from federal activities related to the production of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy research.

Last updated Sep 25, 2018. Source: Republican Policy Committee

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 25, 2018.

(Sec.1)This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 the West Valley Demonstration Project located in West Valley, New York.

The Government Accountability Office must report to Congress on the volumes, origins, and types of radioactive waste at the West Valley Demonstration Project and the options for disposal of such waste.