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Nuclear Safety

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The mission of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to ensure adequate protection of the public health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment in the use of nuclear materials in the United States. The NRC's scope of responsibility includes regulation of commercial nuclear power reactors; nonpower research, test, and training reactors; fuel cycle facilities; medical, academic, and industrial uses of nuclear materials; and the transport, storage, and disposal of nuclear materials and waste. Hours of operation for the Reading Room: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday (Except Federal Holidays); telephone hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday (Except Federal Holidays).

Review Date: March 17, 2011

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