H. R. 1138
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 11, 2019
Mr. Reed (for himself and Mr. Higgins of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.
West valley demonstration project
Section 3(a) of the West Valley Demonstration Project Act (Public Law 96–368; 42 U.S.C. 2021a note) is amended by striking
$5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981 and inserting
$75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2026.
Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report that describes—
the volumes, origins, and types of radioactive waste at the Western New York Service Center in West Valley, New York;
what options have been identified for disposal of each such type of radioactive waste;
what is known about the costs of, and timeframes for, each such option;
the benefits and challenges of each such option, according to the State of New York and the Department of Energy; and
as of the date of enactment of this Act—
how much has been spent on the disposal of radioactive waste associated with the demonstration project prescribed by section 2(a) of the West Valley Demonstration Project Act; and
what volumes and types of radioactive waste have been disposed of from the Western New York Service Center.