Nuclear Regulatory Commission


noun U.S. Government.

an independent agency, created in 1975, that licenses and regulates the nonmilitary use of nuclear energy. Abbreviation: NRC

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Cultural definitions for Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

An agency of the United States government responsible for licensing and regulating nuclear power plants. Created in 1974, along with the Energy Research and Development Administration, it replaced the Atomic Energy Commission.

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