Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act
- Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)
- Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
- Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
- A version of H.R.1760 was enacted in the Energy Act of 2020
WHAT IT DOES
The Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act addresses the critical need for a domestic supply of advanced nuclear fuels, such as high-assay low-enriched uranium (HA-LEU) and targets the reinforcement of proper transportation infrastructure.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Currently, the United States lacks the commercial capability to produce HA-LEU. To remain on the forefront of the nuclear energy race, the United States must stay ahead of countries like China and Russia who have great interest in cornering advanced reactor technologies and fuel markets. An interim supply of HA-LEU recycling from DOE stocks would enable a future for advanced nuclear reactors.
View the full text of H.R. 6140 – 115th Congress
View the full text of H.R. 1760 – 116th Congress
ClearPath White Paper from NRC Commissioner, Jeffrey Merrifield on the need for HALEU