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#RecordOfSuccess: House Clears #SubEnergyPower Bill to Spur Advanced Nuclear Technology


WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed committee members Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Jerry McNerney’s (D-CA) H.R. 4979, the Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016, furthering the committee’s bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess

H.R. 4979 would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to develop the regulatory framework needed for safe, advanced nuclear energy technologies and requires the Department of Energy and the NRC to collaborate, where appropriate, in order to develop advanced nuclear technology by maintaining technical expertise and shared facility usage.

“The next generation of the nuclear industry needs to start now, with Congress ensuring that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is able to provide the certainty that the private sector needs to invest in innovative technologies,” said Rep. Latta. “It is time for Congress to ensure that NRC provides a framework so that innovators and investors can prepare to apply for licensing. Passing this legislation is key to ensure that the United States remains a leader in the nuclear industry.”

“This bill will help provide certainty for innovators and entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop and license the next generation of nuclear technologies,” said full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). “We should ensure that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has the expertise and resources to review and license the latest in advanced reactor technologies and this bill does just that.”


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