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Nuclear Waste Bill to Implement the Blue Ribbon Commission's Recommendations Section-by-Section Summary of Discussion Draft - April 2013

Feinstein, Dianne
Alexander, Lamar
Wyden, Ron
Murkowski, Lisa
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In General: The Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013 includes most of the language of S.3469, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012. The most significant change in the 2013 bill is the provision linking construction and siting of a consolidated storage facility to progress on a repository. The 2012 Act prohibited storage of any spent nuclear fuel beyond 10,000 metric tons until the Administration concluded a repository consent agreement. The 2013 Act does not include a volume limit on consolidated storage, but does require the Administrator to cease shipments of nuclear waste to the storage facility if progress is not being made on the repository.