H.R.3814 - Nuclear Gold Standard Act of 2008

To provide for a "gold standard" for the security of nuclear materials worldwide, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Nuclear Gold Standard Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide for a "gold standard" for the security of nuclear materials worldwide, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Nuclear Gold Standard Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense to develop a framework for a global alliance against nuclear terrorism that would incorporate the \"gold standard\" developed under this Act for the security of nuclear

Official Summary

Nuclear Gold Standard Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense to develop a framework for a global alliance against nuclear terrorism that would incorporate the \"gold standard\" developed under this Act for the security of nuclear materials. Directs the Secretary of Energy to work with:
(1) the Secretary's Russian counterpart to develop a formal set of verifiable and enforceable standards to which all U.S. and Russian nuclear materials shall be secured and against which inspectors can test (\"gold standard\"); and
(2) the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to extend such standards to all other countries with nuclear materials. Directs the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of State to:
(1) separately and jointly, provide assistance to other countries to implement the measures required by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540; and
(2) jointly develop a set of incentives as part of such assistance. Authorizes, subject to specified conditions, appropriations for:
(1) specified Department of Energy and Department of Defense (DOD) nuclear materials safety and weapons reduction programs; and
(2) securing nuclear materials in Russia.

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