NRC Chairman Stephen Burns addresses participants in the Institute for Nuclear Power Operation's Senior Nuclear Plant Manager class. As part of their curriculum, the participants spend a day at the NRC headquarters.
Former NRC Chairman Richard Meserve, left, and NRC Chairman Stephen Burns participate on a panel as part of an event honoring Meserve for his efforts to strengthen science and technology relations between Japan and the U.S. Also attending the event, held at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Washington D.C., were Commissioner Kristine Svinicki, former Commissioner William Ostendorff, other NRC officials and Mr. Takashi Hara from Tokyo Electric Power Company.
NRC Chairman Stephen Burns, left, and Dr. Yassin Hassan, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, inspect a mock up of a pebble bed reactor. The mock up is used to characterize flow paths and temperature distributions in a pebble bed reactor core.
The NRC's Commissioners hear testimony at the mandatory hearing on the William States Lee III new reactor license application. Seated at the table in the center are (from L) Frank Akstulewicz, director of the Division of New Reactor Licensing; Vonna Ordaz, deputy director of the Office of New Reactors; and Samuel Lee, branch chief in the Office of New Reactors. The back table consists of senior management from the applicant, Duke Energy.