Summary: S.1234 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1234. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (04/30/2019)

Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2019

This bill addresses nuclear waste management.

Among other things, this bill

  • establishes the Nuclear Waste Administration (NWA) to provide for the permanent disposal of nuclear waste, including the siting, construction, and operation of additional repositories, a test and evaluation facility, and additional storage facilities;
  • transfers to the NWA specified functions of the Department of Energy, including those related to the construction and operation of a repository;
  • prescribes siting guidelines for nuclear waste storage facilities and repositories and for the identification and suitability of candidate sites;
  • directs the NWA to establish a storage program to provide interim storage for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and
  • confers upon the NWA responsibility for transporting nuclear waste.