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H.R. 13259 (95th): Nuclear Waste Disposal Act

A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, to provide for a proceeding by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine whether radioactive wastes can be safely contained, whether a plan for such containment exists, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Jun 22, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 22, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Leo Ryan

Representative for California's 11th congressional district



Jun 22, 1978

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H.R. 13259 (95th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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