HR 1270 - Nuclear Waste Disposal bill - National Key Vote


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Title: Nuclear Waste Disposal bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Department of Energy to prepare for the temporary storage of the United States' nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain by Jan 1, 2002.


  • Instructs the Department of Energy to apply to the commission for authorization to construct a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada by January 1, 2002.
  • Directs the Department of Energy to have a permanent repository for the nation's nuclear waste developed and operational by 2010.
  • Calls on the Department of Energy to make necessary provisions for the safe transportation and handling of nuclear waste.
  • Requires the Department of Energy to develop training standards for emergency response personnel.
  • Pushes back the deadline for environmental impact assessments until after the facility begins operation.
  • Exempts nuclear waste site planning from the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Lands Policy Management Act and the Clean Water Act.
  • Requires the Department of Energy to compensate land-owners for reduced property value.