Ripon Advance: Greater certainty, transparency for nuclear sector sought in new bill from Kinzinger

Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on Thursday would establish a framework for Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) fees to increase transparency and certainty for nuclear plants that produce a significant source of the nation’s carbon-free energy. The Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy (NUKE) Act, H.R. 1320, would also improve the process for licensing new plants and would require the NRC to begin a rulemaking process on decommissioning that brings public input into the process.