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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Iran’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Arab,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Energy,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44017.pdf

Analyzes the motives and objectives behind Iran’s foreign policy including ideology, threat perceptions, national interests, and connections with terrorist groups. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Categories: Energy,Environment,Nuclear Energy,Waste Management

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33461.pdf

Discusses recent developments in the long struggle to dispose of highly radioactive waste from U.S. nuclear reactors and what current policy and regulations exist.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/parametersforajointcomprehenisveplanofaction.pdf

Lists key provisions of the agreement between Iran, the European Union, and the P5+1 in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the State Department

 

Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Foreign Countries: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R41910.pdf

Discusses broad themes related to nuclear cooperation with other countries including proliferation threats posed by civil nuclear commerce, the sagging market share of the U.S. nuclear industry, and bilateral relations with other countries.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Energy Policy: Information on Federal and Other Factors Influencing U.S. Energy Production and Consumption from 2000 through 2013

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666270.pdf

Provides information on U.S. energy production and consumption and how federal government activities influence such production and consumption.  Covers fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy use.   From the Government Accountability Office

 

EPA’s Proposed CO2 Rule for Existing Power Plants: How Would It Affect Nuclear Energy?

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10124.pdf

Describes the cost issues in play but concludes  that flexibility for the states in developing their own CO2 emission rate goals makes it difficulty to predict how nuclear energy would fare. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Nuclear Energy,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43433.pdf

Describes the provisions of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, signed by the two countries in December 2013, and the issues of potential controversy when Congress reviews the treaty including nonproliferation and human rights. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nuclear Safety: Countries’ Regulatory Bodies Have Made Changes in Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

Categories: Energy,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/661464.pdf

The March 2011 incident at Japan’s nuclear plan led to a worldwide review of nuclear power programs.  This report examines actions taken by nuclear regulatory bodies from selected countries to strengthen safety, the establishment of automated systems to collect and transmit accident data, and steps taken by international organizations to support nuclear regulatory bodies and safety measures. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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