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Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2019

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A bill to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/30/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
06/27/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
04/30/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]* 04/30/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 04/30/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources04/30/2019 Referred to
06/27/2019 Hearings by

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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.