S. 2348 (109th): Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2006

Mar 01, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
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Last Updated
Sep 25, 2006
8 pages
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This bill was introduced on September 13, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 01, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 2006
Reported by Committee Sep 13, 2006
Full Title

A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require a licensee to notify the Atomic Energy Commission, and the State and county in which a facility is located, whenever there is an unplanned release of fission products in excess of allowable limits.


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4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)

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9/25/2006--Reported to Senate amended.
Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2006 - Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to promulgate regulations requiring certain civilian nuclear power facilities to provide notice of any release to the environment of fission products or other radioactive substances.
Directs the NRC to consider requiring licensees of such facilities to give notice of any release:
(1) within 24 hours after it happens;
(2) to the NRC and state and county governments in which the facility is located if an unplanned release exceeds allowable limits for normal operation, is not subject to more stringent NRC requirements or enters into the environment, and may cause drinking water sources to exceed a maximum radioactive contaminant level; and
(3) to such state and county governments if the unplanned release reaches the environment by a path otherwise not allowed or recognized by the facility's operating license but falls within the allowable limits for normal operation.
Declares that this Act does not provide to any state or county that receives such notice regulatory jurisdiction over a licensee of such a facility.

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