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Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC(noun)
an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an independent agency of the United States government that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, first beginning operations on January 19, 1975. As one of two successor agencies to the United States Atomic Energy Commission, the NRC was charged with overseeing reactor safety and security, reactor licensing and renewal, radioactive material safety, and spent fuel management. Some observers have criticized the Commission as an example of regulatory capture and the NRC has been accused of doing an inadequate job by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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