Use of Funds for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project According to Law

B-164105: Mar 10, 1978

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This document discusses the appropriate application of funds for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project (CRBR). A letter issued on the President's behalf issued by the White House Press Secretary urged for the completion of the systems design for the reactor and the termination of CRBR activities. GAO concluded that appropriations for the CRBR project may only be used in accordance with the constraints of section 106 of Public Law 91-273. Section 106 and the statutory criteria for the program approved by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy require that funds available for this project may be used only for the design, development, construction, and operation of a liquid metal fast breeder reactor and that they may not be used to terminate such activities.

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