NRC Begins Implementing the New National Response Plan

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, one of 32 signatories of the new National Response Plan, has begun implementing the plan and its nuclear/radiological incident annex. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of the federal government, officially unveiled the new plan today in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“The agency has required significant emergency response and security upgrades at facilities and now, with the implementation of the new plan, the NRC and the entire emergency management community are better prepared than ever to respond to both man-made and natural disasters,” said NRC Chairman Nils J. Diaz. Technical experts from within the NRC participated in developing the National Response Plan and its nuclear/radiological incident annex, and Chairman Diaz signed the plan on behalf of the commission on Nov. 29, 2004. Full Story

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