Backgrounder on Radiation Safety (Health Physics) Inspections at Nuclear Power Reactors

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Background

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission routinely inspects several aspects of a commercial nuclear power plant's performance. One important area is radiation safety. These inspections evaluate a licensee's efforts to keep radiation exposure to plant employees, the public and the environment below regulatory limits and "as low as reasonably achievable" – also known as ALARA.

December 2019

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