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Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 5122, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007

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PROVIDING FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 5122, NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 -- (House of Representatives - May 11, 2006)

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Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Speaker, the 9/11 Commission said that a quantity of highly enriched uranium about the size of a grapefruit, if it were used to make a bomb that could be put in a van that could be driven into lower Manhattan, could level lower Manhattan by a nuclear weapon.

Where you would you find this enriched uranium?

There are 106 reactors in the former Soviet Union that use highly enriched uranium. Forty-two of them are being converted to the kind of uranium that can't be used to make a bomb. Sixty-four of them are still in operation today. Sixty-four of them are still a potential source of that bomb that could level lower Manhattan.

We had an amendment that said for every $1,000 we are going to spend on the ballistic missile defense program, let us take $3 out of every $1,000 and spend it on cleaning up and shutting down those 64 reactors in the former Soviet Union. Do you think we should or not?

This House won't get to make that decision because this amendment is not in order. If you ever need a reason to oppose this rule, there is your reason.

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