Franklin Orr, the Dept. of Energy's Under Secretary for Science and Energy (at podium), discusses developing and deploying advanced non-light-water reactors during the recent joint NRC-DOE advanced reactor workshop in North Bethesda, Md. Other panelists described recent industry and agency initiatives on advanced reactor technologies. Also pictured, industry representatives seated at the table, from left to right: Jeffrey Merrifield, Nuclear Infrastructure Council; Everett Redmond, Nuclear Energy Institute; Andrew Sowder, Electric Power Research Institute; Ashley Finan, Nuclear Innovation Alliance; and Josh Freed, Third Way.
Jennifer Uhle, director of the NRC’s Office of New Reactors (at podium), outlines agency experience with licensing facilities other than today’s light-water cooled nuclear reactors during the recent joint NRC/Department of Energy workshop on advanced non-light-water reactors.
NRC Executive Director For Operations Victor McCree (right) consults with NRC staffers Steve West (left) and Kirk Foggie (center left) during a break in a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Agency's Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities, in Paris, at the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Also seen is Nancy Salgado, an NEA staffer. The committee enables experts from member nations to share experiences in a variety of disciplines.
NRC Commissioner William Ostendorff speaks to a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Energy Assembly.