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Changes in the Regulation of Foreign Ownership of Nuclear Plants

Changes in the Regulation of Foreign Ownership of Nuclear Plants

By: Sydney Barron, Associate The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comments on their interpretation of foreign ownership, control, or domination given increasing globalization of energy corporations.[1] There is disagreement, however, about what changes the NRC can and should make.[2] Section 103(d) of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) states that “[n]o license may be issued to an alien or any corporation or other entity if the Commission knows or has reason to believe it is owned, controlled, or dominated by an…

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