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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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