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NRC Chairman Stephen Burns (center) and NRC Regional Administrator Victor McCree (left) listen as NRC construction inspector Justin Fuller points out a feature of the new reactor construction at the Vogtle plant near Augusta, Ga. Photo courtesy of Southern Nuclear Operating Company.

NRC Chairman Stephen Burns (center) and NRC Regional Administrator Victor McCree (left) listen as NRC construction inspector Justin Fuller points out a feature of the new reactor construction at the Vogtle plant near Augusta, Ga. Photo courtesy of Southern Nuclear Operating Company.

A panel of Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials prepares to discuss the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant during a public meeting in Brattleboro, Vt., near the now-closed facility.

A panel of Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials prepares to discuss the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant during a public meeting in Brattleboro, Vt., near the now-closed facility.

NRC Region IV Regional Administrator Mark Dapas (2nd from left) listens as Randy Mundy of the Southern Co. (right) describes the five sets of backup plant safety equipment

NRC Region IV Regional Administrator Mark Dapas (2nd from left) listens as Randy Mundy of the Southern Co. (right) describes the five sets of backup plant safety equipment – generators, pumps, wiring, piping etc – stored at one of two industry "SAFER" storage depots. The backup equipment can be airlifted or driven within 24 hours to a plant experiencing a problem. This depot is in Phoenix and the other is in Memphis.

Portrait of the current NRC Commission. Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Jeff Baran, Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman Stephen G. Burns and Commissioner William C. Ostendorff.

Portrait of the current NRC Commission. Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Jeff Baran, Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman Stephen G. Burns and Commissioner William C. Ostendorff.

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