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NCJ Number: 192760 Find in a Library
Title: Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
Corporate Author: US Nuclear Regulatory Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: US Nuclear Regulatory Cmssn
Washington, DC 20555
Sale Source: US Nuclear Regulatory Cmssn
1717 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20555
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research Paper
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews the responsibilities of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), an agency that regulates all non-reactor Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses.
Abstract: There are six responsibilities of the NMSS. These responsibilities include: 1) licensing of fuel cycle facilities, 2) licensing of nuclear materials for uses other than in reactors, 3) regulation of the transportation of the nuclear materials, 4) safeguarding of nuclear materials from sabotage and diversion to authorized uses, 5) regulation of radioactive waste disposal facilities, and 6) regulation of the decommissioning of previously licensed nuclear facilities that are no longer in use. This paper reviews each of these functions. The final section includes information on where additional information can be obtained on non-reactor NRC licenses.
Main Term(s): Nuclear energy; Nuclear facility security
Index Term(s): Critical Infrastructure Protection; Domestic Preparedness; Facility security; Information Security; Nuclear energy
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