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For Developers

The NRC is pleased to provide several Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for developers, entrepreneurs, and interested citizens to use in building their own interfaces to our data.

What Is An Application Programming Interface (API)?

An API is a set of routines and protocols that provide building blocks for computer programmers and application developers to build software applications. In its simplest form, an API makes raw data accessible in a machine readable format so you can create any application you can imagine. You may also contact us with questions about the APIs available at our site.

What APIs Are Available?

  • RSS Feeds. Our existing RSS Feeds can be used as simple APIs for packaging information on the status of nuclear power plants, event reports, lists of recent NRC news releases, and much more.
  • Web Based ADAMS Document Library. More complex queries can be made to our library of over 800,000 publicly available documents. See our ADAMS API Developer's Guide for more information on how to construct queries to access information in ADAMS [sample API query].
  • Part 21 Component Defect Reports. Using the ADAMS API, you can pass specialized queries to return lists of Part 21 reports for download. See our ADAMS API Developer's Guide for more information [sample API query].
  • Operating Reactor Inspection Reports. Using the ADAMS API, you can pass specialized queries to return lists of inspection reports for download. See our ADAMS API Developer's Guide for more information [sample API query].

Related Information

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