50 U.S. Code § 2541 - Tritium production program

§ 2541.
Tritium production program
(a) Establishment of program

The Secretary of Energy shall establish a tritium production program that is capable of meeting the tritium requirements of the United States for nuclear weapons.

(b) Location of tritium production facility

The Secretary shall locate any new tritium production facility of the Department of Energy at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.

(c) In-reactor tests

The Secretary may perform in-reactor tests of tritium target rods as part of the activities carried out under the commercial light water reactor program.

Codification

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 2121 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.

Subsec. (b) of section 2543 of this title, which was transferred to the end of this section and redesignated subsec. (c) by Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(c)(11)(A), was based on Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLII, § 4233, formerly Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXI, § 3133(c), (d), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2830; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLII, § 4233, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(e)(18), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1761.

Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 112–239 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to tritium production program.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66 transferred subsec. (b) of section 2543 of this title to the end of this section and redesignated it subsec. (c). See Codification note above.

2003—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(e)(16)(D)(i), substituted “February 10, 1996” for “the date of the enactment of this Act”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(e)(16)(D)(ii), inserted “of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104–106)” after “section 3101”.

Subsecs. (d)(2)(B), (e). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(e)(16)(D)(i), substituted “February 10, 1996” for “the date of the enactment of this Act”.

 

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