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TESTIMONY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER WITNESSES

Berard, Arthur, president, National Electrical Manufacturers Associa-

tion-

Berry, William H., chairman, executive committee, Nuclear Insurance

Rating Bureau.--.

Black, Kenneth E., Nuclear Energy Property Insurance Association.-
Cohen, Howard, counsel, Sylvania-Corning Nuclear Corp-
Davenport, Dr. Lee L., president, Sylvania-Corning Nuclear Corp---
Freer, Gail L., personnel director, Rural Cooperative Power Associates-
Gastambidi, Carlos, president, Monroe Industrial Union Council ---
Hann, Victor A., on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers--
Haugh, Charles J., Nuclear Energy Liability Association.---
Jennings, John, president, Local 1004, United Papermakers and Paper-

workers Union of America--
Kelly, Ambrose, general counsel, Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insur-

ance Companies---

McCune, Francis K., vice president, General Electric Co., accompanied by

William Kennedy, general counsel of the atomic products division,

General Electric Co---

Murphy, Arthur W., on behalf of the special committee on atomic energy

of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York---

Sigal, Benjamin, general counsel, International Union of Electrical, Radio,

and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO_-

Slowter, Edward E., on behalf of Battelle Memorial Institute..

Stanifer, Joseph R., president, Local 1000, United Papermakers and Paper-

workers Union of America---

Stevens, Stoddard, of Sullivan and Cromwell, accompanied by George C.

Kern, Jr__
Yount, Hubert W., Mutual Atomic Energy Reinsurance Pool and the

American Mutual Insurance Alliance -

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STATEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

American Gas & Electric Co.--.

American Public Power Association..

Chamber of Commerce of the United States.--

Commonwealth Edison Co-----

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Edison Electric Institute-

National Association of Insurance Agents---

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association -

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Pennsylvania Power & Light Co-----
Pennsylvania State University-
Power Reactor Development Co--
Steel Plate Fabricators Association.---
Stevens, Stoddard, of Sullivan & Cromwell.-
Westinghouse Electric Corp..
Yankee Atomic Electric Co-----

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FURNISHED FOR THE

RECORD

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AEC research and development projects on reactor hazards descrip-
tion of

47
AFL-CIO executive council, statement by, on atomic breeder reactor,
August 30, 1956_-

269
Anderson, Hon. Clinton P., statement on bill to estabilsh reactor safe-
guards committee and require public reports and public hearings.---

7
Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc., summary of the report on financial pro-
tection against atomic hazards---

168
Berry, William H., chairman, executive committee, Nuclear Insurance

Rating Bureau, letter from, to Joint Committee, regarding rates, rating
structure, and estimated cost per kilowatt-hour for several nuclear
power reactor installations...

141
Black, K. E., president, Home Insurance Co., letter from, to JCAE,
regarding amendments to S. 715_

131
Butler, R. H., secretary, Travelers Insurance Co., letter from, to George

Norris, Jr., counsel, JCAE, regarding policy to be issued by stock and
mutual liability pools against nuclear energy hazards----

121
Cost of liability insurance for million dollar limit for conventional
utility generating plants---

86
Davenport, Lee L., president, Sylvania-Corning Nuclear Corp., letter
from, to Hon. Carl T. Durham, amplifying testimony-

254
Desirability of the public availability of Reactor Safeguard Committee

reports of power reactors, AEC comments on.-
Durham, Hon. Carl T., letter from, to Chairman Strauss, AEC, regarding
holding of hearings---

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Elk River and Commonwealth Edison premiums, comparison of------

117
Fields, K. E., General Manager, AEC, letter from, to Hon. Carl T.
Durham, clarifying discussions on availability of reports to insurance
industry--

37
Hann, Victor A., National Association of Manufacturers, letter from, to

Hon. Carl T. Durham, setting forth NAM's comments on S. 715 and
H. R. 1981.---

186
Haugh, Charles J., vice president, Travelers Insurance Co., letter from,

to George Norris, Jr., regarding estimates of the payroll of conventional

steam plants for purpose of estimating general liability premiums---- 87
Haugh, Charles J., vice president, Travelers Insurance Co., letter from, to
James T. Ramey, executive director, JCAE, regarding Reactor Safe-
guards Committee..

121
Information and comments on status of AEC regulations and policies

which would establish criteria as to the location and other safety ar-
rangements with respect to reactor hazards, by AEC-----

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Insurance and the economics of nuclear reactors, by Edward O. Farley and
Alonzo C. Rand, Marsh & McLennan, Inc---

237
Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities, title 10, chapter I, part
50 (Federal Register, January 19, 1956, and November 30, 1956).

55, 66
Luntz, Jerome D., editor, Nucleonics Magazine, letter from, to Hon. Carl

T. Durham, relative to release of information on Godiva incident.--. 44
McCune, F. K., vice president, General Electric Co., correspondence com-

menting on S. 715 and H. R. 1981, and the Reactor Safeguards Com-
mittee_

157, 158, 160
Nuclear Energy Liability Association, memorandum on S. 715 and amend-
ment thereto recommended by the Atomic Energy Commission.-

107
Nuclear energy liability insurance policy, exclusions incorporated in---- 226
Nuclear Energy Liability Insurance Association, letters concerning spe-
cific rates which have been tentatively quoted on reactors.-

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Nuclear energy liability policy----
Policy of nuclear energy property insurance (specimen)-
Press release from Joint Committee announcing hearings..
Ramey, James T., Executive Director, JCAE, letter from, to K. E. Fields,

General Manager, AEC, concerning arrangements and scope of AEC's

presentation at hearings-----

Rates, terms, and coverage of private insurance against reactor hazards,

AEC comments on.-

Request for inspection by the engineering and inspection committee of the

nuclear energy liability insurance association---

S. 715 and amendments thereto, recommended by the AEC-

S. 715 (H. R. 1981), a bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954_
S. 715 (H. R. 1981), AEC proposed redraft of----

Analysis of proposed redraft of S. 715 (H. R. 1981) --

S. 1684, a bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended, with

respect to procedures on applications for facility licenses, and for other

purposes---

Standards for Protection Against Radiation, title 10, chapter I, part 20

(Federal Register, January 29, 1957).

Strauss, Lewis L., Chairman, AEC, letter from, to Hon. Carl T. Durham,

chairman, JCAE, regarding recommendations for amendments to S. 715

and H. R. 1981...

Yount, Hubert W., vice president, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., letter

from, to Hon. Clinton P. Anderson, regarding Reactor Safeguards Com-

mittee.

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GOVERNMENTAL INDEMNITY AND REACTOR SAFETY

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1957

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,
JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY,

Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., in room 362, Old House Office Building, Representative Carl T. Durham, of North Carolina (chairman of the committee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Durham, Holifield, Price, Kilday, Cole, Van Zandt, and Jenkins; Senator Anderson.

Also present: James T. Ramey, executive director; George E. Norris, Jr., committee counsel, and George E. Brown, Jr., David R. Toll, Hal Hollister, professional members of the staff.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.

This is the first day of public hearings by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy on proposed legislation to provide governmental indemnity against reactor hazards. Specifically, the committee will consider H. R. 1981, introduced by Representative Price, and S. 715, introduced by Senator Anderson. These bills are identical with the committee bill reported out in the last session of Congress, with the addition of some minor changes which were adopted by the committee as an amendment to the original committee bill.

Extensive hearings were held in the last session on this proposed legislation, during which much of the basic ground was covered. I believe the most productive way to proceed in the current hearings is to avoid repetition of the matters which were adequately covered in the previous hearings and confine the discussion to changes in the proposed legislation which are considered necessary. In addition, the committee would like to receive information on matters which were inadequately touched upon in the last session, or were not covered at all.

In particular, the committee believes it important to develop information on private insurance rates and the type of coverage which will be available to various groups such as industry, educational institutions, and nonprofit research organizations. The committee is also looking forward to developing more definitive information on the probabilities of reactor accidents and possible extent of damage. I am glad to report, in this connection, that the committee has received over the weekend a comprehensive study on this matter which it had requested from the Atomic Energy Commission last summer.

I might emphasize, at this point, that the chief reason the committee asked the Commission to make this study was to assist in setting the whole matter in better perspective. The committee has been con

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