National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
A U.S. environmental law enacted on January 1, 1970. The NRC implements NEPA as part of its regulatory process by evaluating the relevant environmental effects for particular actions. A typical review will include an analysis of impacts to air, water, animal life, vegetation, natural resources, and resources of historical, archaeological, or architectural significance. The review will also evaluate cumulative economic, social, cultural, and other impacts affecting environmental justice.
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