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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

An independent agency of the United States government responsible for reactor safety oversight and reactor license renewal of existing plants, materials safety oversight and materials licensing for a variety of purposes, and waste management of both high-level and low-level waste.

The NRC was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, which abolished the Atomic Energy Commission and transferred its regulatory responsibilities to the NRC. It began operations on January 19, 1975, with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. All developmental activities were merged into a new Energy Research and Development Administration, which in 1977 became part of the Department of Energy.

For more information, see the NRC's official website, at www.nrc.gov.

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