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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire Show Me the Money June 28, 2017

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire
June 28, 2017

Show Me the Money
The House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee released its draft FY 2018 appropriations bill
Highlights include:
  • Office of Nuclear Energy: DOE-NE is funded at $969 million, $48 million below the FY 17 enacted level and $266 million above the request.
  • Yucca: The bill provides $90 million for the Nuclear Waste Disposal program, $30 million for Defense Nuclear Waste Disposal, and $30 million for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to continue the adjudication of DOE's Yucca Mountain License application
  • Nuclear defense activities: The bill provides a total of $13.9 billion for DOE's nuclear weapons security programs, including Weapons Activities, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Naval Reactors, a $976 million increase above the FY 17 level.
The bill will be marked up today at 11:00am.

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