HR 1491

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1491

To protect public health and safety should the testing of nuclear weapons by the United States be resumed.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 12, 2011

Mr. MATHESON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To protect public health and safety should the testing of nuclear weapons by the United States be resumed.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. TREATMENT UNDER NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969 OF ACTIONS RELATING TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS.

SEC. 4. CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED FOR RESUMPTION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING.

SEC. 5. PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 6. STUDY ON SAFETY AND HEALTH OF CITIZENS IN THE VICINITY OF THE NEVADA NATIONAL SECURITY SITE.

SEC. 7. NEVADA NATIONAL SECURITY SITE CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD.

SEC. 8. GRANT PROGRAM FOR INDEPENDENT RADIATION MONITORING.

SEC. 9. MONITORING OF RELEASES OF RADIATION INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.

SEC. 10. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF RADIATION AND HUMAN HEALTH.

SEC. 11. STUDY OF INDIVIDUALS EXPOSED TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS.

SEC. 12. NEVADA TEST SITE REFERENCE.

SEC. 13. DEFINITION.

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