HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 167 MAY 22, 1996
RECOGNIZING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHORNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, AND SUPPORTING THE CLOSING OF THE CHORNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Prime Sponsor: Mr. Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
H.Con.Res. 167, Agreed to by the House on May 22, 1996
In the House of Representatives
Agreed to by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 22, 1996
Recognizes April 26, 1996, as the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
Calls upon the Government of Ukraine to continue its negotiations with the G-7 countries to implement the December 20, 1995, memorandum of understanding which calls for all nuclear reactors at Chernobyl to be shut down.
Urges the President to: (1) support U.S. assistance to provide medical relief, humanitarian assistance, social impact planning, and hospital development for Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and other nations most heavily afflicted by Chernobyl's aftermath; (2) encourage national and international health organizations to expand the scope of research into the public health consequences of Chernobyl so that the global community can benefit; (3) support closing the plant; and (4) support broadening Ukraine's regional energy sources which will reduce its dependence on any individual country.
Text of H.Con.Res. 167 [.pdf]