S.2453 - A bill to provide for the disposition of weapons-usable plutonium at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thurmond, Strom [R-SC] (Introduced 05/02/2002)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/02/2002 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2453 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Directs the Secretary of Energy to submit to Congress a plan for the construction and operation at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, of a mixed-oxide fuel facility for converting weapons-grade plutonium to a mixed-oxide fuel for use in commercial nuclear power reactors. Provides a construction schedule and production deadline dates, with the goal of achieving facility construction by January 1, 2009, and of processing 34 metric tons of plutonium into mixed-oxide fuel by January 1, 2019. Requires: (1) the Secretary to submit corrective action plans if the schedule and deadlines are not met; (2) the removal or disposal of unprocessed plutonium from the Site if the schedule and deadlines are not met; and (3) payment to South Carolina of economic and impact assistance associated with not meeting the schedule and deadlines. Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress: (1) a plan to address the failure to complete the planned removal or disposal; and (2) a report on the removal of the facility upon completion of operations.
Introduced in Senate (05/02/2002)
Requires the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board to study and report to Congress and the Secretary on the adequacy of the K-Area Materials Storage Facility and related facilities at the Savannah River Site for the storage of defense plutonium and related materials in connection with the plutonium disposition program.