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WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ACT

MONDAY, JULY 28, 1980

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY and Power,

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D.C.

The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 2123, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Al Swift, presiding (Hon. John D. Dingell, chairman).

Mr. SWIFT. The subcommittee will come to order.

The chairman of the subcommittee, Mr. Dingell, expresses his regrets that he cannot be here for the first portion of the hearing. He has every intention and hope that he will be here before they are completed today.

I will read his opening statement.

This morning, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power begins hearings in regard to H.R. 6865, which would establish a program within the Department of Energy to clean up the liquid high-level nuclear waste at the Western New York Service Center near West Valley, N.Y.

This legislation raises a number of issues. First, should the Federal Government contribute to the cleaning up of these liquid highlevel wastes and, if so, what portion of the costs should be provided by the Federal Government? Second, the bill only addresses the issue of high-level liquid wastes and not the problem of the site as a whole, including the potential for the future use of the site. Finally, the bill does not address the issue of the contribution which will be supplied by the lessee of the site, the Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.

The subcommittee is also interested in receiving the comments of the witnesses on the recent report issued by the General Accounting Office regarding the remedial actions at this site.

At this time, without objection, the texts of H.R. 3193 and H.R. 6865 will be printed in the record.

[Testimony begins on page 22.]

[The texts of H.R. 3193 and H.R. 6865, and a report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on H.R. 6865, follow:]

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To extant & demonetration project to be scadured by the becretary of Energy to provide for the disposal of high level Lier wares at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center in West Valley, New York, to establish procedures to govern the disposition of other rulear wastes at such site, and for other purposes.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tires of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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