S.1067 - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Improvement Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO] (Introduced 05/25/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 112-66|
|Latest Action:||08/30/2011 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 146.|
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Summary: S.1067 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (08/30/2011)
Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) conduct research to lower the cost of nuclear reactor systems while increasing their levels of safety and security, and (2) develop and publish on the DOE website a schedule outlining a five-year strategy to lower such cost effectively.
Includes among research subjects: (1) modular and small-scale reactors, (2) balance-of-plant issues, (3) cost-efficient manufacturing and construction, (4) licensing issues, and (5) enhanced proliferation controls.