Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency of the United States government tasked with protecting public health and safety related to nuclear energy. Established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, the NRC began operations on January 19, 1975 as one of two successor agencies to the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Its functions include overseeing reactor safety and security, administering reactor licensing and renewal, licensing radioactive materials, radionuclide safety, and managing the storage, security, recycling, and disposal of spent fuel.

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A divided staff at the agency is recommending the cost-cutting move pushed by the industry but denounced by foes as a public safety threat
Credit: CBS News - Published 20 hours ago

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