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Brownfields Program: Cleaning Up Urban Industrial Sites
The Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative is a pilot project to return idle or underused industrial and commercial facilities back to productive use, in situations where redevelopment is complicated by potential environmental contamination. The program is flexible, allowing cities to use a variety of approaches in utilizing grants of up to $200,000 to develop abandoned and underused sites, neighborhoods, and small regional areas. States and Indian tribes are eligible as well as local governments.
Civilian Nuclear Spent Fuel Temporary Storage Options
The Department of Energy (DOE) is studying a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for a permanent underground repository for highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear reactors, but delays have pushed back the facility’s opening date to 2010 at the earliest. In the meantime, spent fuel is accumulating at U.S. nuclear plant sites at the rate of about 2,000 metric tons per year. Major options for managing those growing quantities of nuclear spent fuel include continued storage at reactors, construction of a DOE interim storage site near Yucca Mountain, and licensing of private storage facilities. Arguments for development of a federal interim storage facility include DOE legal obligations, long-term costs, and public controversy over new on-site storage facilities. Opposition to centralized storage centers on the potential risks of a large-scale nuclear waste transportation campaign.
High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal - A Fact Sheet
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Interstate Waste Transport: Legislative Issues
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Nuclear Weapons: Disposal Options for Surplus Weapons-Usable Plutonium
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Proposed High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository: Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Progress
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Solid Waste Issues in the 105th Congress
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Superfund: A Brief Comparison of the Chairmen's Bills
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Superfund: A Brief Comparison of the Chairmen's Bills
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Superfund Act Reauthorization: Liability Provisions of Leading Congressional Proposals
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Superfund and States: The State Role and Other Issues
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Superfund Cleanup Standards Reconsidered
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Superfund Fact Book
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Superfund Reauthorization: A Summary of H.R. 1300, as Reported
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Superfund Reauthorization in the Senate: A Summary of S. 1285
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Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 105th Congress
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Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 105th Congress
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Taxes to Finance Superfund
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Treatment Technologies at Superfund Sites
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Waste Trade and the Basel Convention: Background and Update
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