CCAGW Annual Ratings

Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Policy – Passage


Passage of the bill that would require a decision within 30 months of enactment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the licensing process and construction relating to the nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. It would also authorize the establishment of interim storage facilities to be operated by the Energy Department until the repository is finished, and would additionally authorize a rail line to connect Yucca Mountain with the national rail system. The bill would also increase from 70,000 metric tons to 110,000, the allowable storage for the repository and provide additional financing mechanisms for the Yucca Mountain project as well as the compensation to Nevada for hosting the national nuclear waste repository.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 179
Bill Number: 
HR 3053
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 340-72 : R 221-5; D 119-67