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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

 

New Nuclear Power Technologies

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-457.pdf

Reviews new and potential future nuclear power technologies that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK by 80% by 2050.  Also discusses regulatory approaches and other challenges. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Health Risk Assessment From the Nuclear Accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Based on a Preliminary Dose Estimation

Categories: Health/Medical,Japan,Nuclear Energy,Weather/Disasters

http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/pub_meet/risk_assessment_radiation_japan_2013_exec_en.pdf

Estimates the potential public health impact of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident  following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.  From the World Health Organization

 

U.S. and South Korean Cooperation in the World Nuclear Energy Market: Major Policy Considerations

Categories: Arab,Foreign Trade/Investment,Korea,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41032.pdf

South Korea has transformed itself from being a purchaser of turnkey nuclear plants in the 1970s to a major nuclear technology supplier after a recent contract was signed with the United Arab Emirates.  This report discusses how South Korean nuclear development is tied to U.S. firms and subject to U.S. export controls.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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