Summary: H.R.440 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/14/1975)

Directs the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy to arrange with the National Academy of Sciences for the Academy to study the civil power functions and special industrial operations of the Atomic Energy Commission, including: (1) licensing and regulation of nuclear power plants; (2) research, development and demonstration of nuclear power; (3) adequacy of plans for protecting the public against releases from an uncontrolled nuclear accident; and (4) adequacy of public participation in Commission activities and decisions.

Requires the Committee to report on such study within a year.

Provides that the Commission shall continue to receive and process permit applications for construction of nuclear power plants, but shall not approve any until such study is submitted to the Congress.

Authorizes appropriations necessary to carry out this Act.