United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

NEW  Top Events in Regulatory History by NRC's Historian

What are the most important events in regulatory history? NRC historian Thomas Wellock explains which events made the cut in his top-ten list of critical moments, issues, and decisions that have shaped several eras of nuclear reactor regulation. He explores the key events that established the early pursuit of safety based on deterministic approaches, design-basis accidents, and defense-in-depth. He will also discuss those issues that spurred regulators to expand into beyond-design basis events and inform regulation with new insights regarding risk, operational performance, and human factors.

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