Agencies to improve transport of radioactive materials
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a notice regarding the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NRC and the Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation. The interagency agreement defines the agencies’ efforts and responsibilities in the safe transportation of radioactive materials.
The notice was published in the Federal Register on July 14, and reads “The intent of the MOU is to enhance collaborative exchanges, facilitate the sharing of expertise and information, promote leveraging of mutual interests, and reduce duplication in shared areas of responsibility.” The goal of the MOU is to ensure that the transportation of radioactive material in the U.S. and across U.S. borders is carried out in a secure manner that protects public health and safety, and in a manner that is not inimical to the common defense and security of the U.S.
For more information on the MOU, please follow the link below.
Memorandum of Understanding Among the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Concerning Cooperation on Radioactive Materials Transportation Security, Federal Register