United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Post-Fire Operator Manual Actions

Operator manually closing a valve by turning the hand wheel
Operator manually closing a valve by turning the hand wheel

Manual actions taken by operators are part of the fire protection programs used to ensure the safety of the public and protect the environment. Either during or following a fire, operator manual actions may be permitted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to safely shut down the plant. For additional information, see the following related pages:

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, February 25, 2014