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Development of offshore wind energy in the U.S. requires oceangoing vessels for turbine installation and other tasks. These vessels may need to comply with the Jones Act, which requires that vessels carrying merchandise between two points in the U.S. be built and registered in the U.S.
Concerns have grown that terrorists could use radioactive materials and sealed sources (materials sealed in a capsule) to build a "dirty bomb"-- a device using conventional explosives to disperse radioactive material.
The possibility that terrorists and criminals might exploit border vulnerabilities and enter the United States poses a serious security risk, especially if they were to bring radioactive material or other contraband with them.
The worldwide trafficking and smuggling of nuclear material has reportedly increased in recent years. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports 181 confirmed cases of illicit trafficking of nuclear material since 1993.
Proposed legislation would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require that the Comptroller General establish a program to determine and reconcile any differences in the data on the volume of imported petroleum products which are collected and published by the Energy Information Administration...