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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [website]   [open html - 42KB]

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to regulate civilian use of nuclear materials. The NRC's primary mission is to protect the public health and safety, and the environment from the effects of radiation from nuclear reactors, materials, and waste facilities. It also regulates these nuclear materials and facilities to promote the common defense and security.

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