Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

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This report looks at the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), Yucca Mountain, and the Obama Administration's de-funding of Yucca Mountain. Federal policy is based on the premise that nuclear waste can be disposed of safely, but proposed storage and disposal facilities have frequently been challenged on safety, health, and environmental grounds. Most of the current debate surrounding civilian radioactive waste focuses on highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants.

Creator(s): Holt, Mark
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: August 30, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Holt, Mark

Specialist in Energy Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: August 30, 2011
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United States
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This report looks at the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), Yucca Mountain, and the Obama Administration's de-funding of Yucca Mountain. Federal policy is based on the premise that nuclear waste can be disposed of safely, but proposed storage and disposal facilities have frequently been challenged on safety, health, and environmental grounds. Most of the current debate surrounding civilian radioactive waste focuses on highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants.

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28 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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