Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Price-Anderson Act

Price-Anderson provides for the process of resolving liability claims in response to an accident at a commercial nuclear power plant. The act creates two tiers of liability coverage. The first tier requires commercial nuclear power plant owners to obtain enough private insurance to cover liability claims up to $375 million. If claims exceed the tier […]

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Reactor Concepts Research and Development

The Department of Energy (DOE) Reactor Concepts Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program uses taxpayer funding to develop and demonstrate new commercial reactor designs. The program includes research and development of small modular reactors, light water reactor improvement and advanced reactor designs. Renamed in fiscal year 2011, the Reactor Concepts RD&D program was formerly the […]

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Eliminate the Inland Waterways Users Board

The Inland Waterways Users Board is a congressionally mandated advisory committee tasked with making recommendations on the priorities and spending from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. The 11-member board consists of industry representatives from all regions of the fuel‐taxed system. The board represents commercial interests, and the only non-industry representative is the U.S. Army Corps […]

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