Summary: H.R.4378 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/13/2017)

Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, which shall operate as a national user facility.

DOE must consult with the private sector, universities, national laboratories, and relevant federal agencies to ensure that the versatile neutron source is capable of meeting federal research needs for neutron irradiation services.

DOE must ensure the national user facility will provide fast neutron spectrum irradiation capability and capacity for upgrades to accommodate new or expanded research needs.

DOE must also ensure that full operation of the facility occurs before December 31, 2025.