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Publicly available documents in ADAMS searchable by Google, etc

The NRC should make all publicly available ADAMS documents searchable by outside search engines (suchs as Google...and other search engines).

Also all Generic Communications (GCs) should be made searchable by the NRC public web page for GC's - after about 2007 the agency stopped posting the pdf file versions to our webpage generally, instead they startedlinking the GC's by ML number into ADAMS. This had the unintended... more »

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Provide the public access to an NRC FINDING search forum

The NRC should give the public access to an NRC FINDING SEARCH FORUM/ a finding search engine.

This would have the benefit of the public being able to quickly search plants in their area or plants of interest with regards to NRC inspection findings. It would also allow groups such as the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS) and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and individual licensees to do these searches... more »

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Make all office instructions public

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Currently, some of NRR's Office Instruction's (01's) are publicly available. However, some are non-publicly available. Since the OI's describe activities involving NRR's stakeholders, including the public, all of them should be made publicly available.

Note, some of the OI's that are currently non-publicly available, were previously publicly available.... more »

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Daily Event Notifications in a map format

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I would like to see the NRC publish the Daily Event Notifications in a map format, similar to the Google Maps mash-up employed by EPA (http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/reports/endofyear/eoy2009/2009-mapallactions.html). This form of viewing events would be particularly beneficial to a concerned public and would hopefully facilitate better understanding... more »

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ADAMS access

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The U.S. NRC needs to go a very long way to comply with the White House initiative on open government. ADAMS access is abysmal. Even if documents are there, unless one is working at NRC Head Quarters, documents cannot be easily accessed with an adequate indexing system to make locating desired documents feasible. I was lucky enough to get a consultant at... more »

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Database of environmental data results for nuclear power plant

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Would it be possible for the NRC to share the database of all the environmental data results collected each year surrounding nuclear reactor sites? The database might include sample results from nuclear utilities, state oversight programs and the NRC. This would also address the openness concern raised some years ago in Illinois concerning the tritium releases... more »

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Make information easily accessible to public

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All baseline data, past and current licensing basis data, licensing amendment, violations, corrective actions, exemption determinations, and any determinations not to make such data, documents, reports and materials available to the public should be available on-line at a single mouse click in a location that is accessible and easily navigated by a 6th grader.... more »

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Document Analysis

While the Public document room posts all NRC generated documents, it does so in the Adobe Acrobat file format. NRC generates charts, tables and spreadsheets that contain valuable data. While this data is presented in the Adobe Acrobat file, the ability to manipulate/analyze the data (charts, spreadsheets) to sort differently, rank, trend, etc. is not available. Please consider also making the source file for these charts,... more »

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Unavailability of certain document

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The agency needs to review all past determinations concerning which documents should be public and get them on-line and available. I have complained numerous times to persons working at the highest levels of the NRC and the IG concerning the unavailability of certain document that should not have been classified "non public" -- e.g., a transcript of a telephone... more »

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Provide vision into NRC regulatory costs

NRC is primarily funded by fees from current licensing and certification projects. I am interested in obtaining a view into the regulatory process to determine if there are areas where a disproportionate amount of time is spent while producing only a small (or negligible) safety improvements. Is it possible to invent a new tool that would allow decision makers and the public to figure out where the majority of regulator's... more »

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Radiation exposure standards need best science, not politics

The need to protect the public health from the cancers, genetic defects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation using best science mandates improving current radiation standards. Historically, the EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA)in collaboration with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy has requested , funded and sponsored the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) National... more »

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Searching for NRC documents

The old Adam citric was a abomination. When this system (old adam) first came on the line years ago it was revolutionary...microfiche was the pits. The internet Adams search engine and the new public Adams are too frustrating to use and inefficient today. In public Adams, I have lost faith I can find documents that I know are in the NRC data base.

There is a huge frustration quotient with searching NRC documents.... more »

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