Review and Evaluation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Research Program: A Report to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG-1635, Volume 1)

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Manuscript Completed: June 1998
Date Published: June 1998

Advisory Committee on Reactors Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This report provides a response to the Commission's request for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) to review the NRC Safety Research Program. The Commission asked the ACRS to examine the need, scope, and balance of the Reactor Safety Research Program, among other things, in the Staff Requirements Memorandum of September 9, 1997. This report provides observations and recommendations on engineering the Safety Research Program, comments on specific research activities, waste management research at the NRC, and the continued need for the Nuclear Safety Research Review Committee (NSRRC) function.

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