Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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H.R. 2699 (116th) – Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019 (McNerney)

Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Armed Services; Budget; Rules
Co-Sponsors: 13 – 6 Democrats, 7 Republicans

This bill amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to advance both interim and permanent spent nuclear fuel (SNF) disposal solutions in order to securely removal SNF from our communities. The bill moves to complete a repository license for a long-term SNF storage site, while also directing the Department of Energy to pursue interim storage solutions until long-term storage becomes available. Finally, this bill creates a dialogue between stakeholders and the federal government to ensure adequate funding for multi-generational nuclear storage infrastructure.

This bill addresses Green New Deal goal 2(L)p.10 to clean up and redevelop hazardous waste sites.

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