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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

 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 C.F.R. 37: A New Rule to Protect Radioactive Material: Background, Summary, Views from the Field

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R42868.pdf

Analyzes a proposed regulation relating to radioactive material other than uranium or plutonium  that could be used to make a dirty bomb and would affect many industrial, research, and medical activities.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues

Categories: Arms Control,Climate Change,Energy,Nuclear Energy,Waste Management

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42853.pdf

Discusses the pros and cons of nuclear energy, including the potential for vast amounts of energy  with low consumption of resources and low greenhouse gas emissions but at the risk of nuclear arms proliferation and hazardous waste.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL34234.pdf

Discusses the renewed interest in nuclear energy, surveys the nuclear fuel services market, and discusses proposals for promoting peaceful uses of nuclear energy while limiting the opportunities for clandestine nuclear weapons programs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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