NRC Information Digest 2017-2018

NRC Information Digest 2017-2018 What you will find Information about our agency and the industry we regulate A document that’s easy to read Infographics that help explain data visually NRC at a Glance/Accomplishments
Chapter 1 – NRC: An Independent Agency
Chapter 2 – Nuclear Energy Worldwide
Chapter 3 – Nuclear Reactors
Chapter 4 – Nuclear Materials
Chapter 5 – Radioactive Waste
Chapter 6 – Security and Emergency Prep
Appendices, Glossary and Web Link Index NRC at a Glance How many inspection hours we spend at each nuclear plant How many materials licenses we regulate How many power reactors are in various stages of decommissioning Accomplishments and Highlights on… International Activities Materials and Waste Nuclear Reactors Chapter 1 NRC: An Independent Regulatory Agency Mission, Vision and Values: Protecting public health and safety; A trusted, independent, transparent, and effective regulator Statutory Authority: Created by Congress to independently
oversee—but not promote—the commercial nuclear industry Organization and Functions: Formulating and executing policies and regulations governing the safety and security of nuclear
reactors and materials Budget Authority: Recovering, through fees billed to licensees, approximately 90 percent of
its budget authority Chapter 2: Nuclear Energy in the U.S. and Worldwide Worldwide electricity generated by nuclear power. International activities
Conventions and treaties.Export and import licensing.Bilateral and multilateral cooperation and assistance Chapter 3: Nuclear Reactors Day in the Life of an NRC Resident Inspector: A visit to the control room, Planning meetings, Inspection activities, Discussing safety issues, The agency’s on-the-ground eyes and ears. Reactor Types: Operating, Advanced, Research and Test, Small Modular The NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process verifies that U.S. reactors are operating in accordance with rules, regulations and licensee requirements. Chapter 4: Nuclear Materials Medical and Academic Uses Transportation of Nuclear Materials The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Source Security Agreement States Chapter 5: Radioactive Waste Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel Ensuring Safe Spent Fuel Shipping Containers Decommissioning Chapter 6: Security and Emergency Preparedness Facility Security, Cyber Security, Materials Security Emergency Preparedness: Emergency Planning Zones, Incident Response, Protective Actions Supporting Material: Appendices, Glossary, Web Link Index 2017-2018 Information Digest Available at

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