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Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector Training and Resources

Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector

The Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office (SSA EMO) coordinates the preparedness, protection, and resilience of nuclear and radiological facilities and materials, including commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, radioactive materials used in medical, industrial, and academic settings, radioactive waste, decommissioned nuclear facilities, and radioactive source production and distribution facilities.

In support of these responsibilities, SSA EMO also engages sector partners, including Nuclear Sector owners and operators, other federal departments and agencies, and state officials, to enhance protection, security, recovery, and resilience capabilities through strategic planning documents, exercises, and coordination.

Sector-Wide Resources

  • How We Regulate
    Overview of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) regulatory process.
  • "Nuclear Knowledge Central" at the Nuclear Energy Institute 
    Data, charts, publications and DVDs on nuclear energy.
  • NRC Reading Room
    Library of documents and records released by the NRC to the public pertinent to NRC's regulatory activities.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
    Program missions:
    1. Ensure that the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants would be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident; and
    2. Inform and educate the public about radiological emergency preparedness.
  • Counterterrorism Operations Support - Courses
    Online courses in radiological/nuclear awareness training created by Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS).
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    IAEA was established as the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field and works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
  • World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS)
    WINS' mission is to provide an international forum for those accountable for nuclear security to share and promote the implementation of best security practices.
  • Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
    The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Nuclear Facilities Subsector

Nuclear Materials Subsector

Nuclear Waste Subsector

Last Published Date: July 25, 2012
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