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.
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.