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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

noun, U.S. Government
1.
an independent agency, created in 1975, that licenses and regulates the nonmilitary use of nuclear energy.
Abbreviation: NRC.
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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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