Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP)

  Newsletters - Environmental Safety

Summary of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act

42 U.S.C. §10101 et seq. (1982) - The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) supports the use of deep geologic repositories for the safe storage and/or disposal of radioactive waste. The Act establishes procedures to evaluate and select sites for geologic repositories and for the interaction of state and federal governments. It also provides a timetable of key milestones the federal agencies must meet in carrying out the program. article