Implications of the Accident at Chernobyl for Safety Regulation of Commercial Nuclear Power Plants in the United States – Final Report (NUREG-1251, Volume 1)

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Manuscript Completed: April 1989
Date Published
: April 1989

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

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This report was prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff to assess the implications of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant as they relate to reactor safety regulation for commercial nuclear power plants in the United States. The facts used in this assessment have been drawn from the U.S. fact-finding report (NUREG-1250) and its sources.

This report consists of two volumes: Volume I, Main Report, and Volume II, Appendix - Public Comments and Their Disposition.

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