The Secretary, in consultation with the Commission and the Advisory Committee, shall initiate a study of the need for and feasibility of establishing a reactor engineering simulator facility at a national laboratory, for the primary purpose of fostering research in generic design improvements and simplifications through the simulation of the performance of various types of light water reactors under a wide variety of abnormal conditions and postulated accident conditions.
42 U.S. Code § 9704. National reactor engineering simulator feasibility study
(a) Consultative requirements; purpose
(b) Applicability of relevant factorsIn performing the study, the Secretary shall consider relevant factors including, but not limited to—
the potential advantages that would accrue from the establishment of such a facility;
the extent to which such a facility can be established by nongovernmental entities;
the importance of such a facility in emergencies to limit the extent of any future nuclear powerplant excursions;
the appropriate national laboratory for siting such a facility.
(c) Report to Congressional committees
Change of Name
Committee on Science and Technology of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.