S.1008 - A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to improve and strengthen the safety inspection process of nuclear facilities.110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: S.1008 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in Senate (03/28/2007)
Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to: (1) develop an independent safety assessment procedure for nuclear facilities; and (2) create a team to inspect the design, construction, maintenance, and operational safety performance of a facility.
Declares that a final NRC decision on whether to extend an operating license, approve an extended power uprate, or continue to operate a facility shall not be made until: (1) the NRC has completed the independent safety assessment of the facility; and (2) the licensee has fully accepted and implemented each NRC-approved finding and recommendation of the assessment report.