Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power

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After several decades of widespread stagnation, nuclear power is attracting renewed interest. Expanding global access to nuclear power has the potential to lead to the spread of nuclear technology that could be used for nuclear weapons. This report discusses the issue of nuclear power with regard to nuclear weapons nonproliferation policies, the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) begun under the Bush Administration, the future of the GNEP under the Obama Administration, and four areas of oversight in which Congress will have a considerable role.

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Nikitin, Mary Beth; Andrews, Anthony & Holt, Mark July 1, 2009.

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After several decades of widespread stagnation, nuclear power is attracting renewed interest. Expanding global access to nuclear power has the potential to lead to the spread of nuclear technology that could be used for nuclear weapons. This report discusses the issue of nuclear power with regard to nuclear weapons nonproliferation policies, the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) begun under the Bush Administration, the future of the GNEP under the Obama Administration, and four areas of oversight in which Congress will have a considerable role.

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39 pages.

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  • July 1, 2009

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Nikitin, Mary Beth; Andrews, Anthony & Holt, Mark. Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power, report, July 1, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26266/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.