NRC Chairman Stephen Burns (left foreground) and staff at the NRC's Headquarters Operations Center check simulated plant conditions during an emergency preparedness exercise as part of Southern Exposure 2015 – a national-level exercise simulating a nuclear power plant accident in South Carolina. The NRC is working alongside state and local officials, Duke Energy, FEMA, Department of Energy, and the Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Labor, the Interior, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more about the exercise by reading the blog post here.
Commissioner Kristine Svinicki (center) listens as Exelon management discuss operations during her visit to the Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Illinois. Photo Courtesy of Exelon Nuclear.
At a recent Commission meeting, stakeholders share their views of a proposed rule package and guidance related to the lessons-learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident. In the photograph, from left to right, Anthony Pietrangelo, Nuclear Energy Institute; Stuart Lewis, Electric Power Research Institute; Jack Stringfellow, Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group; and David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists.
Gary Holahan, deputy director of the NRC's Office of New Reactors, (center) talks with the Commission about staff activities related to completing inspections, test, analyses, and acceptance criteria for the agency's new reactor program.