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H.R. 6745 (96th): Radiation Control Act of 1979

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A bill to reorganize in the Executive Branch of the Government, by consolidating in the Environmental Protection Agency the major Federal Government responsibilities with respect to ionizing radiation, from both nuclear and nonnuclear sources, and to require such Agency to make a continuing comparison of the risks and effects of radiation from different sources and to assure that both the Congress and the public are kept aware of these risks and effects.

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Mar 6, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Wydler

Representative for New York's 5th congressional district




Mar 6, 1980

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H.R. 6745 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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