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Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses


Established in 1987 as a federally funded research and development center, the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA®) is sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The CNWRA’s mission is to resolve technical and regulatory issues related to a potential geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Our staff has developed technical expertise, software, laboratories, and field research to address complex challenges related to the transport of radioactive materials, storage, and disposal of radioactive wastes, environmental assessments, safety evaluations of nuclear fuel cycle facilities, and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.