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H.R. 1909 (97th): Nuclear Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1981

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A bill to accelerate and provide direction to the Department of Energy's research, development, and technology demonstration program for the disposal of high level radioactive wastes.

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Feb 18, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 18, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barry Goldwater Jr.

Representative for California's 20th congressional district




Feb 18, 1981

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H.R. 1909 (97th) 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 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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