Protecting Our Nation: A Report of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission [Revision 2]   [open pdf - 4MB]

"For over 30 years, the NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] has maintained effective nuclear security, emergency preparedness, and incident response programs as part of its mission to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. The NRC requires safe and secure operations at nuclear facilities. Generally, safety refers to operating the facility in a manner that protects the public and the environment, and secu¬rity refers to protecting the facility from adversaries who wish to harm people and the environment. Safety and security are achieved by using people, programs, equipment, and physical protection. Security, like safety, is achieved in layers, with multiple approaches at work. For example, nuclear power plants are secure, robust struc¬tures that are designed and built to withstand hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. In addition, well-trained and armed security guards; physical barriers; access controls; and intrusion detection and surveillance systems are used to protect certain NRC-licensed facilities, such as commercial power reactors."

Report Number:
NUREG/BR-0314, Rev. 2
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United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/
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