S.1197 - Plutonium Recovery Control Act94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tunney, John V. [D-CA] (Introduced 03/17/1975)|
|Committees:||Senate - Joint Atomic Energy|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/17/1975 Referred to Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1197 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/1975)
Plutonium Recovery Control Act - Prohibits the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from licensing, permitting, or otherwise authorizing, except for military or research and development purposes (1) the operation of any nuclear power reactor using recycled plutonium fuel, or (2) other construction or operation of any facility which reprocesses or recovers plutonium from spent nuclear power reactor fuel.
Requires the Office of Technology Assessment to conduct and complete within three years a comprehensive study of the recycling of plutonium for the purpose of determining the extent of the dangers to the public health and safety and to the environment from such recycling. States that such study shall include: (1) investigation of the toxicity and carcinogenic characteristics of plutonium; (2) investigation of the risks of the unauthorized diversion or theft of plutonium; and (3) consideration of the development of systems for the use of plutonium which will assure the protection of the public health and safety and of the environment.