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NRC Chairman Addresses Nuclear Safety at U.S. Energy Association Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum

NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane addressed the U.S. Energy Association at their Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, speaking about “Ensuring Safety and Security: How a Technical Agency Operates in a Policy World.” During her talk, she discussed how the NRC ensures safety and security in a dynamic time for the nuclear industry.  Chairman Macfarlane also discussed the importance of research and analysis within the regulatory framework, as well as potential policy issues related to technical developments. Chairman Macfarlane spoke about how the NRC and nuclear industry as a whole have learned from the accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi, and how the NRC plans to continue efforts related to these lessons learned.  

To access the text of Chairman Macfarlane’s speech , click here.