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Nu·cle·ar Reg·u·la·tor·y Com·mis·sion

(nū'klē-ĕr reg'yū-lă-tōr'ē kŏ-mish'ŭn),
The U.S. federal commission supervising the use of radioactive by-product material for commercial and medical purposes; successor to the Atomic Energy Commission along with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The US federal agency that licenses users of radioactive materials, sets limits on worker exposure and regulates production, use and disposal of radioactive materials.

Nu·cle·ar Reg·u·la·to·ry Com·mis·sion

(nū'klē-ăr reg'yū-lă-tōr'ē kŏ-mish'ŭn)
The U.S. federal commission supervising the use of radioactive by-product material for commercial and medical purposes; successor of the Atomic Energy Commission along with the U.S. Department of Energy.
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license to General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) to construct and operate a uranium enrichment plant using laser technology in Wilmington, N.C.
A 1980 study she conducted while working at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., concluded that neither the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) nor the national laboratories have the skills to contain core materials that have melted through the bottom of a reactor's concrete base mat, preventing them from contaminating groundwater and migrating through soil.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued an order banning James Chaisson from engaging in NRC-licensed activities for 18 months for safety and security violations involving radioactive materials.
So far, however, the machine has not ventured into radiation areas because the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has yet to determine the conditions under which robots can be used in such areas.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its call for a proposed facility by International Isotopes Fluorine Products, Inc., in Lea County, N.M., that would deconvert depleted uranium hexafluoride from the uranium enrichment industry to make it more suitable for disposal.
A July 12 letter from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to all generators of low-level rad-wastes advised them to make contingency plans for dealing with those wastes in the event the existing repositories closed.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a report on the safety of United States nuclear power plants to be considered at the Convention on Nuclear Safety's meeting scheduled for Aug.

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