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Price-Anderson legislation

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power.

Price-Anderson legislation

hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, on H.R. 2524 and H.R. 4394 ... July 17, 1986.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Liability for nuclear damages -- United States.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Law and legislation -- United States.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 344 p. :
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14656674M

    @article{osti_, title = {Financial protection against nuclear hazards: thirty years' experience under the Price-Anderson Act}, author = {Rockett, L.R. and Hayn, I.}, abstractNote = {The purpose of this study is to evaluate the operation of the Price-Anderson Act in the light of the last 10 years' experience and the changes that have occurred during that period both in the law and. John Galiette,The Price-Anderson Act: A Constitutional Dilemma, 6B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev (), Price-Anderson initially imposed a ceiling on a nuclear user's po­ to the Act did not focus on the legislation as an incentive to nuclear S. & § § & §§ § § § § § § & § PRICE-ANDERSON ACT The.

    However, the one government‐ furnished privilege that the nuclear industry could find it hardest to live without is the Price‐ Anderson Act’s limitation on a nuclear power plant’s.   GAO discussed its work on the Price-Anderson Act's expiring indemnification provisions. GAO noted that: (1) the act's financial protection would not apply to contracts the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded after expiration; and (2) the existing act does not provide the public with the same level of protection for accidents at DOE nuclear facilities as at commercial : Paperback.

    Price-Anderson Act Price-Anderson Act Strict liability for major accidents Secondary financial protection layer Procedure for paying damages beyond limits Extended through Nuclear Power and the Price-Anderson Act: An Overview of a Policy in Transition - Volume 2 Issue 2 - John W. JohnsonAuthor: John W. Johnson.


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Price-Anderson legislation by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (commonly called the Price-Anderson Act) is a United States federal law, first passed in and since renewed several times, which governs liability-related issues for all non-military nuclear facilities constructed in the United States before The main purpose of the Act is to partially compensate the nuclear industry against Enacted by: the 85th United States Congress.

Benefits Of The Price-Anderson Act The Price-Anderson Act is a consumer- and public-oriented legislation. It provides a substantial amount of insurance protection paid by the commercial sector at no cost to the public or the government.

The Act has removed the deterrent Price-Anderson legislation book private sector participation in nuclear activitiesFile Size: KB. What is the Price Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA). Inthe Atomic Energy Act was amended to include the Price Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA), which is a no-fault insurance (indemnification) system designed to indemnify DOE contractors and subcontractors under contracts that include a risk of public liability for nuclear safety (i.e.

quality assurance, radiation protection) or worker. H.R. (th). A bill to amend the Price-Anderson provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of to extend and improve the procedures for liability and indemnification for nuclear incidents. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. 4For a comprehensive discussion of the issues and legislative history, see Dan M.

Berkovitz, Price-Anderson Act: Model Compensation Legislation?--The Sixty-Three Million Dollar Question, Vol, No. 1 Harv. Envtl. Rev. 1 (); John F. McNett, Nuclear Indemnity for Government Contractors under the Price-Anderson Act: Amendments, Winter Gov’t Cont.

1; John. § Interpretation of Price-Anderson Act, section of the Atomic Energy Act of (a) It is my opinion that an indemnity agreement entered into by the Atomic Energy Commission under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act of (42 U.S.C.et seq.), hereafter cited as "the Act," as amended by Pub.

(the "Price-Anderson Act") 42 U.S.C. indemnifies persons. Get this from a library. Price-Anderson legislation: hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, on H.R.

and H.R. J [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. The Price-Anderson Amendments Act of ( Amendments) directed both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to file reports with Congress containing their respective recommendations for continuation, repeal or modification of the Price-Anderson Act.

This report fulfills the statutory requirement in Atomic Energy Act § p. by focusing on those. The Price-Anderson Act was originally passed in as an amendment to the Atomic Energy Act of The two major objectives of the statute were to ensure adequate compensation to the victims of a nuclear power plant accident, and to promote private industry's participation in the development of nuclear power by limiting its liability in the event of an accident.

The Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (commonly called the Price-Anderson Act) limits liability for nuclear plant operators. Under the act, a DOE contractor is fully indemnified for public liability, even if the liability stemmed from acts of gross negligence or willful misconduct, because the damage to the public is the same.

The Price-Anderson Act was enacted into law in and has been revised several times. It constitutes Section of the Atomic Energy Act.

The latest revision was enacted through the “Energy Policy Act of ,” and extended it through Decem The main purpose of the Price-Anderson Act is to ensure the availability of a large poolFile Size: KB.

Oct 6, H.R. (99th). A bill to amend the Price-Anderson provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of to extend and improve the procedures for liability and indemnification for nuclear incidents. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. The article's authors pointed out that the Price-Anderson Act of limits the legal liability of the nuclear industry at $ billion, meaning that in the event of a catastrophe, any costs upward of that (from a potential $2 trillion in damages) would be covered by U.S.

TOPN: Price-Anderson Amendments Act of | A | B | C legislation often contains bundles of topically unrelated provisions that collectively respond to a particular public need or problem. A farm bill, for instance, might contain provisions that affect the tax status of farmers, their management of land or treatment of the.

In the same legislation, Congress eliminated NRC's authority and responsibility to conduct antitrust reviews of future applications for a license to construct or operate a nuclear reactor. the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of required each licensee of a commercial reactor (one with a rated capacity ofelectrical kilowatts or.

Legislation in the United States seeking to incentivize nuclear power by limiting the liability of nuclear plants in the event of an accident. Under the Act, the nuclear power industry is responsible for the first $10 billion of damages resulting from a spill or other accident, while the federal government is responsible for any losses exceeding that amount.

Roberts v. Florida Power & Light Co., F.3d(11th Cir. ) (“Congress passed the Price–Anderson Amendments Act of creating an exclusive federal. The Price-Anderson Act and Three Mile Island (TMI) After the accident at the Three Mile Island II reactor in Harrisburg, PA, the plant's primary insurance coverage paid $ million in evacuation claims and $92, in lost wage claims.

Repealing the Price-Anderson Act for new reactors would be consistent with the original intent of the law, which was limited to 10 years’ duration in the belief that, as a Senate report notes, “the problem of reactor safety will be to a greater extent solved, and the insurance people will have had an experience on which to base a sound.

Price-Anderson Act, Congress amended the PAA inand extended its expiration date to August 1, Congress amended the PAA inand extended its expiration date to August 1, The amount of private insurance available to nuclear power plants had grown to $ million by.

Price-Anderson History (cont’d) In the Price-Anderson Act was amended to require DOE to establish nuclear safety requirements for its contractors as a quid pro quo for the indemnification insurance. DOE has established nuclear safety rules for radiological protection, quality assurance, safety basis and contractor employee protection (10 CFRFile Size: 2MB.] PRICE-ANDERSON ACT culable Damage estimates based upon a severe nuclear accident near a population center range from $14 billion in property damage and 3, early fatalities to $ billion in property damage andearly deaths.

13 Wind, rain, and cloud patterns at the time of an accident may cause a tenfold increase in damages In Shown Here: Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (07/01/) Price-Anderson Amendments Act of - (Sec.

2) Amends the Price-Anderson Act with respect to indemnification of the licensee of an industrial or commercial nuclear power utilization or production facility, and the limitation of liability arising from nuclear incidents in excess of the level of financial protection required of the.