NRC's Nuclear Reactor Regulation Director William Dean (left) presents Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Director of Engineering Patrick Williams (right) and staff (standing) with a certificate on Dec. 1, 2016. The certificate marks the renewal of the operating license for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1, for an additional 20 years. Also pictured from Cooperative Energy, Brad Edwards, (far left) vice president of power production and Garry Young, (far right) director of license renewal.
Victor McCree, the NRC's Executive Director for Operations, and John Kotek, the Department of Energy's Acting Asst. Secretary for Nuclear Energy, sign the agencies' Memorandum of Understanding regarding DOE's Gateway for Accelerating Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) program. The memo describes how the NRC, as an independent safety and security regulator, will provide DOE and GAIN participants with accurate, current information on the NRC's regulations and licensing processes. DOE's program will help prospective advanced nuclear technology applicants understand and navigate the regulatory process for licensing new reactor technology.
NRC Chairman Stephen G. Burns addresses the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations CEO Conference in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 1, 2016, on the NRC's oversight of the industry, its policy priorities and successes, as well as the constraints, uncertainties and challenges the NRC and industry face in the future.
Read his complete remarks – "2016 INPO CEO Conference Remarks - Chairman Stephen G. Burns: Regulatory Perspective"
NRC Chairman Stephen Burns (front center) gathers with NRC staff and panelists after a lunchtime seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NRC headquarters and regional staff joined in "Wear Pink Day."