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Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: sources, radioactive, effective, congressional, testimony, sealed, process, actions, security, nrc, strengthen, licensing, nuclear
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2007-10
ISBN-10: 1422317706
ISBN-13: 9781422317709

The Nuclear Regulatory Comm. (NRC) regulates domestic medical, industrial, & research uses of sealed radioactive sources. Those attempting to purchase a sealed source must apply for a license & gain the approval of either NRC or an "agreement state (AS)." To become an AS, a state must demonstrate that its regulatory program is compatible with NRC reg's. & is effective in protecting public health & safety. NRC then transfers portions of its authority to the AS. In 2003, it was reported that weaknesses in NRC's licensing program could allow terrorists to obtain radioactive materials. NRC respond
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Author: Hubert T. Bell (ed)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mountain, yucca, doe, energy, repository, license, case, oig, application, department, review, nrc, commission, regulatory, chairman’s, unilateral, nrc’s, terminate, decision, nuclear
Number of Pages: 46
Published:
ISBN-10: 1437987974
ISBN-13: 9781437987973
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Author: Stephen D. Dingbaum
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: nuclear, audit, plants, report, redacted, release, public, power, program, commissions, regulatory, nrc, oversight, access, authorization
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437940994
ISBN-13: 9781437940992

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The NRC has promulgated regulations requiring that its licensees implement an access authorization program (AAP) to provide high assurance that individuals who are granted unescorted access and those individuals who maintain unescorted access to nuclear power plants are trustworthy and reliable and do not constitute an unreasonable risk to public health and safety, including the potential to commit radiological sabotage. NRC inspects licensee AAP to verify that licensees are implementing programs in accordance with NRC regulation
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Author: Gene Aloise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: track, detect, radioactive, materials, steps, additional, security, nrc, dhs, need, nuclear
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437907938
ISBN-13: 9781437907933

Concerns have grown that terrorists could use radioactive materials and sealed sources (materials sealed in a capsule) to build a żdirty bombż -- a device using conventional explosives to disperse radioactive material. In 2003, it was found that there were weaknesses in the NRC radioactive materials licensing process and recommend. were made for improvement. This report assesses: (1) the progress NRC has made in implementing the recommend.; (2) other steps NRC has taken to improve its ability to track radioactive materials; (3) Customs and Border Protectionżs (CBP) ability to detect radioac
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Author: Mark Gaffigan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: nuclear, reactor, units, could, strengthened, commercial, protection, safety, nrc, oversight, fire
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437907601
ISBN-13: 9781437907605

After a 1975 fire at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama threatened the unitżs ability to shut down safely, the Nuclear Regulatory Comm. (NRC) issued prescriptive fire safety rules for commercial nuclear units. However, nuclear units with different designs and different ages have had difficulty meeting these rules and have sought exemptions to them. In 2004, NRC began to encourage the nationżs 104 nuclear units to transition to a less prescriptive, risk-informed approach that will analyze the fire risks of individual nuclear units. This report examines: (1) the number and causes of fir
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Author: Jim Wells
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: carrying, mission, congressional, testimony, effectively, nrc, regulatory, commission, challenges, facing, nuclear
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437904440
ISBN-13: 9781437904444

The NRC has the regulatory responsibility to ensure that the nationżs 103 commercial nuclear power plants are operated in a safe and secure manner. Safety issues have arisen that threaten the credibility of NRCżs regulation and oversight. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 focused attention on the security of commercial nuclear power plants, while safety concerns were heightened by shutdown of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in 2002, and the discovery of missing or unaccounted for spent nuclear fuel at 3 nuclear power plants. This testimony: summarizes audit findings as of 2005 and recommend.
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Author: Armed Forces-NRC Vision Committee
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: armed, forces, smithsonian, auditorium, washington, vision, march, nrc, problems, papers, presented, visual, committee
Number of Pages: 204
Published: 1962
eBookDB-ID: NAP:10132
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