The Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA®) is a federally funded research and development center that was established in 1987 by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The initial purpose of the CNWRA was to support licensing and regulatory oversight of the potential high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, NV. Over the past 30 years, the scope of the CNWRA support has grown to provide technical and programmatic assistance to the NRC staff and their agency’s mission to protect public health and safety, and the environment.
The CNWRA offers the NRC, and other US and international regulatory agencies unique expertise related to nuclear power generation, transportation of radioactive materials, storage and disposal of radioactive waste, environmental assessments, safety evaluations of nuclear fuel-cycle facilities, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities.
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluations
Licensing and Inspection of Reactors and Fuel Cycle Facilities