Summary: H.R.3136 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/05/2019)

Storage and Transportation Of Residual and Excess Nuclear Fuel Act of 2019 or the STORE Nuclear Fuel Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program under which it may (1) site, construct, and operate one or more consolidated interim storage facilities for the storage of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and (2) enter into contracts with the licensee of a private interim storage facility in order to take title to, transport, and store in it either high-level radioactive waste or spent nuclear fuel.

DOE must prioritize contracting with private facilities unless it can demonstrate that it is able to develop a site in a more cost-effective manner.