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USA keen to market nuclear power to Australia

The deal would allow for the United States to export nuclear technology, material and equipment to Australia for atomic power generation

Legislation Would Protect U.S.-Australia Atomic Trade Deal, NTI: Global Security Newswire , Nov. 18, 2010 Recently introduced U.S. legislation would ensure that a civilian nuclear trade agreement with Australia would still enter into force even if its time runs out in Congress, Agence France-Presse reported today (see GSN, May 6).President Obama sent the atomic trade pact to Congress for review on May 5, stating it would “advance the nonproliferation and other foreign policy interests of the United States.” The deal would allow for the United States to export nuclear technology, material and equipment to Australia for atomic power generation and research purposes….
Incoming House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said her legislation would make sure the nuclear accord “will not be interrupted by a technicality” in U.S. law….

NTI: Global Security Newswire – Legislation Would Protect U.S.-Australia Atomic Trade Deal

November 19, 2010 - Posted by | politics, USA | , , , , , , ,

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