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NRC outlines gov’t efforts to achieve nuclear power plant safety

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a report that describes the government’s actions to achieve a high level of safety for its nuclear power plants.

The “Sixth National Report for the Convention on Nuclear Safety” shows how the U.S. enhances national measures and international cooperation, and by meeting the obligations of all the articles established by the convention. These articles address the safety of existing nuclear installations, the legislative and regulatory framework, the regulatory body, responsibilities of licensees, human factors and other issues.

Countries involved in the convention meet every three years to discuss their individual reports. The NRC submitted its report for peer review by the other countries and made several revisions. All of the participants will discuss the report and respond to peer review questions during the sixth review meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the IAEA headquarters from March 24-April 4, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.

To read the report, click here.

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