United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


On March 31, 2009, Virginia became an Agreement State and assumed responsibility for licensing and regulating the possession and use of specified nuclear materials within its borders. In addition, the Commonwealth has jurisdiction over x-ray equipment, naturally occurring radioactive materials, and certain radioactive materials that are not produced in a reactor.

More information about Virginia's role in ensuring the safe use of radioactive materials can be obtained from the NRC Office of State Program's Directory of State Regulations, Legislation, and Web Sites.

Operating Nuclear Power Reactors

Fuel Cycle Facilities

  • AREVA NP, Inc. (Mt. Athos Road Facility) – Lynchburg, VA
  • B&W Nuclear Operations Group – Lynchburg, VA

Uranium Recovery Facilities

  • none

Operating Research and Test Reactors

  • none

Facilities Undergoing Decommissioning

  • none
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, November 02, 2015