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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TD898.12.N3 U85
During its time as a Nuclear Regulatory Commission depository, the University of Nevada, Reno collected thousands of documents related to the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The collection includes U.S. Government issued reports and contractor work related to the proposed site, as well as email communications, letters, research articles, books, educational pamphlets, maps, and other materials related to Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository activities. Please see associated U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Research Collection LibGuide for more information about this collection, along with links to other related resources. This collection is housed at the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, basement floor.

Dates

  • 1957-2006

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

120 Linear Feet

Administrative History

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was formed as part of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. The NRC is responsible for regulating nuclear fuel cycle and waste management activities; as well as commercial, industrial, medical, and academic uses of nuclear energy.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by publication with no series hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

As part of the NRC’s Code of Federal Regulations, Local Public Document Rooms (LPDRs) containing information about NRC activities and research were established near civilian nuclear power reactor sites and nuclear waste sites around the country. The Yucca Mountain Research Collection was acquired by the UNR during its time as a LPDR for the NRC beginning in 1989.

Related Materials

Please see associated U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Research Collection LibGuide for more information about this collection
Title
A Guide to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Research Collection
Status
completed
Author
Emily Dunster
Date
2013
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
This collection was housed, described, and cataloged thanks to a generous LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant, funded through the independent federal agency IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services). The work on this collection was completed in 2017-2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library Repository

Contact:
1664 N Virginia St
Reno Nevada United States