Nuclear Energy: U.S. Policies and Considerations


Bernard L. Washington (Editor)
Samuel F. Burris (Editor)

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices


The earthquake and resulting tsunami that severely damaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, raised questions in Congress about the accident’s possible implications for nuclear safety regulation, U.S. nuclear energy expansion, and radioactive waste policy. This book explores the current nuclear energy issues facing Congress which include federal incentives for new commercial reactors, power plant safety and regulation, radioactive waste management policy, research and development priorities, nuclear weapons proliferation, and security against terrorist attacks. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Nuclear Energy Policy
(Mark Holt, CRS)

Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Foreign Countries: Issues for Congress
(Paul K. Kerr, Mark Holt, Mary Beth Nikitin, CRS)

Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer
(Paul K. Kerr, Mary Beth Nikitin, CRS)

State Authority to Regulate Nuclear Power: Federal Preemption Under the Atomic Energy Act
(Todd Garvey, CRS)

Federal Loan Guarantees for the Construction of Nuclear Power Plants


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