S. 2383 (99th): Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendments of 1986

Apr 29, 1986 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Paul Trible Jr.
Senator from Virginia
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S. 642 (100th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Mar 03, 1987

H.R. 4668 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 1986


This bill was introduced on April 29, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 29, 1986
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 1986
Full Title

A bill to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to remove the requirement of a second repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.


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7 cosponsors (6R, 1D) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources


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Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendments of 1986 - Removes the statutory requirements and deadlines for second (and subsequent) nuclear waste repositories, thus eliminating Department of Energy authority to site such repositories.
Removes the volume limitations placed upon first repositories.
Instructs the Secretary of Energy to revise the repository mission plan to reflect the provisions of this Act and to submit such revisions within six months after enactment of this Act. Amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to prohibit the Secretary from expending funds from the Nuclear Waste Fund for any activity relating to a second or subsequent repository.

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