Nuclear law experts offer reasons for optimism

January 20, 2021, 9:30AMANS Nuclear Cafe

In a January 14 "Nuclear Industry Recap of 2020" blog post, attorneys Sachin Desai and Amy C. Roma list some of the actions taken by the federal government over the past 12 months to improve the status of the U.S. nuclear community.

Desai and Roma, both of whom practice nuclear and radioactive materials law at Hogan Lovells, look at actions by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and Congress and find much to be optimistic about.

The authors note, for instance, the NRC’s development of 10 CFR 53 rulemaking, geared toward the licensing and regulating of advanced reactors and, potentially, fusion systems; the DOE’s launch of the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, which provides funding partnership opportunities for industry stakeholders seeking to demonstrate advanced reactors; and Congress’s introduction of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act, aimed at streamlining the NRC licensing process and supporting the competitiveness of the U.S. nuclear industry against global competition.

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