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H.R. 8631: TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE PRICE-

ANDERSON ACT

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

POSSIBLE MODIFICATION OR EXTENSION OF THE PRICE-
ANDERSON INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY ACT OF 1957 IN
ORDER FOR PROPER PLANNING OF NUCLEAR POWER-

PLANTS TO CONTINUE WITHOUT DELAY

SEPTEMBER 23 AND 24, 1975

Printed for the use of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

89-9250

WASHINGTON : 1975

Por sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Omco

Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price $6.50

JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY

JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island, Chairman

MELVIN PRICE, Illinois, Vice Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

JOHN YOUNG, Texas STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri

TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming JOSEPH M. MONTOY.I, New Mexico

MIKE MCCORMACK, Washington JOHN V. TUNNEY, California

JOHN E. MOSS, California HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., Tennessee JOHN B, ANDERSON, Illinois CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico JAMES B. P’EARSON, Kansas

FRANK HORTON, New York JAMES L. BUCKLEY, New York

ANDREW J. HINSHIW, California

GEORGE F. MURPHY, Jr., Executive Director

JAMES B. GRAHAM, 48sistant Director
ALBION KNIGHT, Jr., Professional Staff Member

WILLIAM C. PARLER, Committee Counsel
JAMES K. ASSELSTINE, Assistant Counsel
NORMAX P. KLUG, Technical Consultant
STEPHEN J. LAXES, Technical Consultant
CHRISTOPHER C. O'MALLEY, Printing Editor

CONTENTS

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HEARING OF SEPTEMBER 23, 1974

Gravel, Hon. Mike, a U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska -
Nexon, Hubert H., senior vice president, Commonwealth Edison Co.,

representing the Edison Electric Institute.

Proom, Burt C., general manager, Nuclear Energy Liability-Property
Insurance Association, representing NELPIA and the Mutual Atomic
Energy Liability Underwriters, accompanied by Roy Hammond, vice
president, American Mutual Reinsurance Co., representing Mutual
Atomic Energy Liability Underwriters (MAELU); Joseph Marrone,
general counsel, NELPIA; and Charles Bardes, liability underwriting
manager, NELPIA...

Simpson, John W., chairman, Atomic Industrial Forum, accompanied by

Gerald Fain, chairman, AIF Insurance and Indemnity Committee..

HEARING OF SEPTEMBER 24, 1975

Allen, William F., Jr., president, Stone and Webster Engineering Corp---

Dubrow, Morgan D., staff engineer, National Rural Electric Cooperative

Association.

Prepared statement.-

Hobart, Lawrence S., assistant, general manager, American, Public Power

Association -

Prepared statement..

Kalmanson, Alvin G., chairman, Committee on Atomic Energy, The

Association of the Bar of the City, of New York -
Kepford, Dr. Chauncey, representing the Environmental Coalition on

Nuclear Power, accompanied by Judith Johnsrud, director, Environ-

mental Coalition on Nuclear Power.

Prepared statement...

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