NRC Tightens Uranium, Thorium Usage Rules

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday approved a final rule that requires specific licenses for the initial distribution of unenriched uranium and thorium and lowers possession and usage limits for government and private entities, saying increased oversight of the radioactive elements will improve public health and safety.

The rule requires specific licenses that impose tougher labeling and quality control requirements, as well as new reporting and recordkeeping requirements, for manufacturers and importers of products containing unenriched uranium and thorium — also known as source material —...
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