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And it raises another concern expressed by the NRC board itself: Clinton's executive order demands that regulatory agencies such as the NRC pass civil rights judgments they are ill-equipped to make.
By 1988, the utilities had, in effect, handed the NRC an ultimatum: Change the rules to muzzle the public, or we won't build another plant.
NRC executive director Roberts told E&P many at NRC are fearful that the organization, which has fought very hard to gain visibility and credibility, might fall back into obscurity.
The programme was recently extended in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and will be a key activity as NRC expands its activities and services in host communities to ensure that assistance is provided to those who need it most.
In 1985, the NRC was asked by a House oversight committee chaired by Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA) to determine the probability of a "severe core melt accident" for reactors now operating and those expected to operate during the next 20 years.
The NRC committee, by contrast, avoided specifying the number of days an area must stay wet in order to deserve wetland status.
The report was published as NUREG-0090 and is available on the NRC website at: http://www.
Categories: Energy, Independent regulatory commissions, Inspection, Licenses, Nuclear facilities, Nuclear facility safety, Nuclear reactors, Occupational safety, Performance measures, Physical security, Safety regulation, Safety standards, NRC Reactor Oversight Process
The NRC (2004) recommended that three types of experiments on human beings could provide information not obtainable by other methods or means: a) pharmacokinetic (PK) studies, which are designed to elucidate how pesticides are absorbed, metabolized, and eliminated by the human body; b) pharmacodynamic (PD) studies, which are designed to elucidate how pesticides affect human physiology via their action on biomarkers; and c) studies that examine the psychological and behavioral effects of pesticides, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, or headache.
Since 1995, NRC has made a concerted effort to extend its international networks and strategic alliances, particularly with the newly developed economies that have not been our traditional science and technology (S&T) partners.
While the NRC study did make some admissions (like, for instance, that wages of native-born high school dropouts have fallen by five percent since 1980), its overall conclusions were overwhelmingly positive.
A subsequent NRC investigation of Southerly turned up potentially dangerous cobalt-60 in ash from incinerated sewer sludge, contaminating some of the treatment plant's sludge and ash.
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