Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Deployment of the National Source Tracking System (NSTS): Audit Report
The NSTS is a centralized database developed and managed by the NRC to help account for select categories of high-risk radiological sources held by approx. 1,300 licensees. Specifically, NSTS is used to monitor transactions and inventories of radiological sealed sources that have industrial, medical, and research uses. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 required NRC to issue regulations establishing a mandatory tracking system for radiation sources in the U.S. The purpose of this audit was to determine if the NSTS meets its required operational capabilities. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.
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