ANS Nuclear Policy Wire May 15, 2019

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House Bipartisan Duo Introduces Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019

Today, Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and John Shimkus (R-IL) introduced H.R. 2699, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019. The legislation is similar to H.R. 3053, which passed the House of Representatives in 2018 with bipartisan support.

'This approach, which simultaneously advances interim storage and permanent disposal, is the only solution to our nation's nuclear waste stalemate that has gone through the legislative process and earned broad bipartisan support in either chamber,' Rep. Shimkus said. 'If we're serious about reducing emissions, the reality is nuclear power must remain a robust portion of our energy portfolio. But a failure to resolve the waste issue will compromise this key component of any serious proposal to address climate change.'

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