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H.R. 3581 (96th): Nuclear Reactor Moratorium and Nuclear Waste Disposal Prohibition Act

A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide that no licenses for the construction or operation of nuclear reactors at nuclear powerplants shall be issued or renewed until completion of a study of the safety of such plants by the Office of Technology Assessment, and to amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to provide that the Secretary of Energy shall not construct nuclear waste disposal facilities within or near to densely populated areas.

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Sponsor and status


Apr 10, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 10, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mary Oakar

Representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district



Apr 10, 1979

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H.R. 3581 (96th) 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 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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