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Nuclear co-operation deal USA and Australia

(Does the Australian public know anything about this?)

If not opposed by a joint resolution of disapproval or other legislation, then the agreement will be considered approved at the end of this time period.

U.S.-Australia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation: Issues for Congress, East Asia: , 14 July 2010, Mary Beth Nikitin, Bruce Vaughn Australia and the United States have cooperated in the peaceful use of nuclear energy since the mid-1950s. The framework for this cooperation is a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement as required by section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act. President Obama transmitted the proposed text of the latest renewal agreement to Congress on May 5, 2010, along with the required Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement (NPAS) and his determination that the agreement promotes U.S. national security.
If not opposed by a joint resolution of disapproval or other legislation, then the agreement will be considered approved at the end of this time period.
The United States and Australia first concluded a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement in 1957. That agreement was updated in 1979. Australia sells around 36% of its $1 billion in uranium exports to the United States. The United States is also a major processor of Australian uranium sold to other countries.

East Asia: U.S.-Australia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation: Issues for Congress

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