United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Jim Riley

Jim Riley is a Principal Engineer for the Nuclear Energy Institute.  Jim has 39 years of engineering experience, 35 of which have been in nuclear power.

At NEI, Jim is responsible for managing the regulatory aspects of a number of technical issues:

  • Flooding lessons learned from the March 2011 accident at Fukushima.
  • Age related degradation of:
  • Buried piping,
  • Primary system materials, and
  • Steam generators.
  • Managing ECCS system gas accumulation (Generic Letter 2008-01)

Jim is also responsible for NEI"s interface with several industry organizations including ASME, ANS, and the NSSS owners groups. 

Before joining NEI, Jim was employed by Duke Engineering and Services (DE&S).  At Duke, Jim was responsible for the operation of the Lusby Maryland engineering office and for the management of DE&S projects undertaken in support of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Jim received a B.S. degree in Aero Space Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  He was also qualified as "Engineer" in the naval nuclear power program.

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