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S. 1457 (115th): Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 28, 2017.


Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies Act

This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Department of Energy (DOE)to advance the research and development of domestic advanced, affordable, and clean nuclear energy. Specifically, DOE must enter into one or more agreements to carry out at least four advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects.

DOE must establish goals for research relating to advanced nuclear reactors, including by coordinating with members of private industry to advance the demonstration of various designs of advanced nuclear reactors.