NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. providing her reflections on the agency's accomplishments, the challenges during her tenure and the issues facing the agency going forward.
NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki (center) discusses new reactor construction techniques with NRC Acting Senior Construction Inspector Coleman Abbott (left) and South Carolina Electric and Gas Co.Kyle Young (right) at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C.
The NRC five Commissioners --Jeffrey Baran, Kristine Svinicki, Chairman Allison Macfarlane, William Ostendorff, and Stephen Burns—met as a complete Commission during a Nov. 5 public meeting in Rockville, Md. to discuss regulatory issues about small modular reactors.
Stephen Burns takes the oath of office as an NRC Commissioner from NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane (right) as his wife, Joan Burns, looks on. Burns comes to the agency most recently from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development at the Nuclear Energy Agency, where he served as the Head of Legal Affairs. Prior to this, he served in a variety of legal affairs positions at the NRC from 1978. He is the 35th individual to serve as an NRC Commissioner.