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Nuclear Regulatory Process

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the construction and operation of new commercial nuclear power facilities in the United States. They issue standard design certifications, early site permits, construction permits, operating licenses and combined licenses for nuclear power facilities.

The NRC’s mission is to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment by regulating all aspects of commercial nuclear power facilities. Their licensing process offers a variety of opportunities for public input. Learn more about the nuclear regulatory process.

The NRC has also developed a new reactor section on its website. You can visit this site to learn more about proposed new nuclear stations, including Lee Nuclear Station and the Levy County site.