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Thursday, September 13, 2018

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire September 13, 2018

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire
September 13, 2018


Last night, the Senate passed H.R. 5895, the minibus that includes Department of Energy funding. The House will vote on it today, along with two other important bills: 
  • H.R. 589, the Department of Energy Research and Modernization Act, as amended and passed by the Senate. The bill includes provisions on laboratory modernization, research coordination, and authorization for new research programs, including one on low-dose radiation. It no longer includes advanced reactor legislation as the House is moving forward today with the Senate version of that language, below.
  • S. 97, the Nuclear Energy Capabilities Act, which includes authorization for a National Reactor Innovation Center and a versatile fast test reactor, among other provisions. It also allows the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to enter into a memorandum of understanding to share technical expertise and knowledge to support advanced reactor licensing.
Expect votes to come between 1pm and 5pm EST today, after which the House will break for a week-long recess. 

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