United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Guidelines for Interviews With the Media (NUREG/BR-0202, Revision 3)

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Date Published: December 2004

U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001


The NRC has long been open in its activities and forthcoming with the public and the media. But today–in a world of terrorism concerns, energy debates and environmental activism–the NRC's ability to accurately and promptly respond to the media is more important than ever.

Because the NRC's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the primary liaison between the media and the agency most, though not all, media inquiries come through this office. If OPA needs a technical expert or program official to provide information, you may be called on to help out. If you have concerns or do not want to participate, tell the public affairs officer immediately. If you are willing to share your expertise with the media, there are some simple things you should know and a few things you should avoid.

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