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Civilian Nuclear Power Regulation Improvement and Safety Incentives Act of 1983

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A bill to improve the regulation of civilian nuclear powerplants and provide economic incentives for their safe operation, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
06/20/1983Introduced in Senate

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06/20/1983Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Tsongas, Paul E. [D-MA]* 01/25/1984
Sen. Cranston, Alan [D-CA]* 01/25/1984

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Senate Environment and Public Works06/20/1983 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/20/1983)

Civilian Nuclear Power Regulation Improvement and Safety Incentives Act of 1983 - Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to eliminate the ceiling on the aggregate liability for a single nuclear incident of persons indemnified.

Requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), with respect to nuclear incidents, to incorporate provisions in indemnity agreements with licensees and contractors and to require provisions to be incorporated in insurance policies or contracts furnished as proof of financial protection which waive: (1) issues or defenses as to conduct of the claimant or fault of the persons indemnified; (2) issues or defenses as to charitable or governmental immunity; or (3) issues or defenses based upon any statute of limitations. Eliminates the requirement that a suit be filed within ten years after a nuclear incident in order for a waiver of a defense based upon a statute of limitations to be effective. (Under current law, the NRC may incorporate such waiver provisions and may require the incorporation of such provisions with respect to extraordinary nuclear occurrences.)