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The Open Government Directive defines high-value information as "information that can be used to increase agency accountability and responsiveness; improve public knowledge of the agency and its operations; further the core mission of the agency; create economic opportunity or respond to need and demand as identified through public consultation." As a regulatory agency whose processes and decisions are captured primarily in the form of documents, the NRC views its documents as its highest value data and has, up until now, focused the thrust of its public information dissemination program in this area. The agency has made its documents available in widely used format for the public's view.

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Power Reactors

Demographic data on U.S. commercial nuclear power reactors, including: plant name/unit number, docket number, location, licensee, reactor/containment type, nuclear steam system supplier/design, architect-engineer, constructor, important dates, capacities, and links to plant-specific pages

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Power Reactors Formerly Licensed to Operate

Demographic data on U.S. commercial nuclear power reactors that were formerly licensed to operate, but are now permanently shutdown. The available data include plant name/unit number, location, reactor type, nuclear steam supply system vendor, capacity, important dates, decommissioning alternative selected, current status, and related notes.

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Canceled U.S. Commercial Nuclear
Power Reactors

Demographic data on U.S. commercial nuclear power reactors for which licensing activities have been canceled. The available data include plant name/unit number, utility, location, containment type, capacity, cancellation date, and current status.

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Research & Test Reactors

Demographic data on U.S. research and test reactors, including: licensee, location, reactor type, power level, licensee/docket number, and license date

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Research & Test Reactors under
Decommissioning

Demographic data on U.S. research and test reactors that are currently under decommissioning. The available data include licensee, location, reactor type, decommissioning alternative selected, power level, license/shutdown dates, and current status.

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Reactor Status

Daily power reactor status for the past year, for each of the operating commercial nuclear power reactors in the United States

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Reactor Event Notification Report

A summary of event notification reports for the past month, as they relate to operating nuclear power reactors in the United States. This summary includes the event number, description, and date; site/licensee names and locations (City, State, County, NRC region); license/docket number; unit number; how/when the NRC was notified; and other details regarding the state of the plant at the time of the event.

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Reactor Inspection Reports for the Last Year

Information regarding inspection reports for the past year, as they relate to operating nuclear power reactors in the United States. This information includes the document title and date, associated docket number and plant name, number of pages, and the author's affiliation. Web links to the inspection reports are also provided for the viewer's convenience.

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Operating Reactor Performance Indicators

Raw data for the Plant Performance Indicator (PI) values for each of the operating commercial nuclear power reactors in the United States.  Available data include the plant name, indicator code, year and month in which the PI was reported, and value of the PI based on its type.
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Fire Events Data from Licensee Event Reports

A summary of fire-related events at operating nuclear power reactors since October 1998. Available data include the number of the specific Event Notification or Licensee Event Report (LER) in which the fire event was reported to the NRC, as well as the event date, operating mode and power reactor operating capacity at the time of the fire, the area of the plant where the fire occurred, the Event Notification, and whether an Alert or Notice of Unusual Event was declared as a result of the fire.

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Findings from Fire Inspections

A summary of findings from fire inspections conducted by the NRC. Available data include the plant name, cognizant NRC regional office, event date, type of finding that was issued to the licensee and the specific violation for which the finding was issued, report number and comments associated with each finding, year in which the finding was first observed, and type of report in which the finding was identified.

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New Reactor Licensing Application Schedules

Estimated review schedules for new reactor applications, showing reactor design type, schedule duration, beginning and ending dates, and current status. Schedules depicted for non-docketed applications represent the nominal anticipated review durations. Actual schedules will be established after the applications are docketed.

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Tribes Physically Located Within 50 Miles
of a Nuclear Power Plant

Demographic data on Tribal lands that are physically located within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant. The available data include the Tribal land, State, and plant site in proximity.

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Dry Spent Fuel Storage Designs

A catalog of dry spent fuel storage designs that the NRC has approved for use by general licensees. The available data include vendor, docket number, and storage design model.

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Dry Spent Fuel Storage Licensees

Demographic data on spent fuel storage licensees, including: plant name/unit number, license type/date, vendor, storage design model, docket number, utility, and related notes

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Spent Fuel Storage: Estimated Schedules for Licensing and Certification

Estimated schedules for licensing actions and Certificates of Compliance (COCs) associated with spent fuel storage casks and independent spent fuel storage facilities. The available information includes the applicant's name, facility/cask name, type of action, docket number, and estimated dates of key activities leading to completion of the associated rulemaking action.

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Emergency Preparedness:
NRC Biennial Evaluated Exercise Schedule

A list of full-scale Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NRC evaluated exercises required of nuclear facilities is provided. The list includes identification of the date and type of exercise (e.g., plume, ingestion, partial), and the participants. NRC Headquarters and Regional staff members typically participate in four full-scale emergency response plume exercises each year and also participate in select ingestion exposure exercises. Exercise participants may include licensee, State, county and local governmental and emergency response agencies, NRC, FEMA and other appropriate Federal agencies.

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Materials Licensing Actions Received

Information about materials licensing actions received by the NRC, including the applicant/licensee name and location, license/docket numbers, date received, and type of action.

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Materials Environmental Reviews Under NEPA

Information about materials environmental reviews conducted by the NRC, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to evaluate the environmental impacts of proposed licensing, decommissioning, and other actions. The available information includes the facility name, type, and location; application type; review type; and current status.

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Uranium Recovery Facility Applications

Information about the status of uranium recovery facility applications, reviews, and letters of intent (including expected applications, as well as applications currently under review). The available information includes the company name, site, location, design type, date of application and/or letter of intent, and current status.

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Uranium Enrichment Facility Application Review Schedules

Estimated license application review schedules for new uranium enrichment facilities. The available information for each facility includes the license review activities, current status, and estimated completion dates.

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NRC-Regulated Complex Materials Sites
Undergoing Decommissioning

A status summary for decommissioning of NRC-regulated complex materials sites in the United States. Available information includes site name, location, and State; current compliance criteria; whether the decommissioning plan (DP) has been submitted to the NRC and, if so, the original submission date; whether the NRC has approved the DP; and the estimated closure date. This information is current as of September 30, 2010, and summarizes the related information presented in the Status of the Decommissioning Program 2010 Annual Report.

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Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR)
Documents

A catalog of documents related to the NRC’s role in the disposal process for waste incidental to reprocessing (WIR), including the category, title, date, and accession number by which the document can be retrieved from the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS)

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Significant NRC Enforcement Actions

A comprehensive listing of significant ("escalated") enforcement actions that the NRC has issued to reactor licensees, materials licensees, fuel cycle facilities, non-licensees, and individuals. These actions include Notices of Violation for Severity Level I, II, or III violations; Notices of Violation associated with inspection findings that the Significance Determination Process categorizes as White, Yellow, or Red; Civil Penalties; and Orders. Available information includes action number, recipient's name, type, issue date, and summary.

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Generic Issues

A comprehensive record of the status of issues identified since 1978, which involve public health and safety, the common defense and security, or the environment, and which could affect multiple entities under NRC jurisdiction. Available information includes the issue number, title, description, issue revision number, multi-plant action number; responsible project manager and affiliation; date of identification and resolution; status/priority ranking; related technical area and facility types; resolution result and product category; related generic issues, generic communications, industry documents, and events; and additional information.

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Contract Awards

A detailed listing of current active commercial contracts exceeding $100,000, including contract numbers, project titles, award dates, contractors, and other valuable data

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Key Web Pages Describing the NRC's Information Dissemination Channels

For access to the NRC's vast array of information dissemination channels, see the following pages available on this site.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, August 25, 2014