H.R.5632 - To prohibit the importation of certain low-level radioactive waste into the United States.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] (Introduced 03/13/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||05/20/2008 Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.5632 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/13/2008)
Amends Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to prohibit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from issuing a license authorizing the importation into the United States of: (1) low-level radioactive waste; or (2) specific radioactive waste streams exempted from regulation under the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act.
Exempts from such prohibition low-level radioactive waste: (1) that is being returned to a U.S. government or military facility authorized to possess it; or (2) resulting from the use in a foreign country of nuclear material obtained by the foreign user from an entity in the United States that is being returned to the United States for management and disposal.
Authorizes the President to waive the prohibition and authorize the grant of a specific license only after finding that such importation would meet an important national or international policy goal.