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Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by YMG|Cosponsored by ETWDD, OPD
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|1:40–3:20PM (2:40–4:20PM EST)
Hilary Lane (NEI)
Timothy M. Crook
Dan Goldberg (American Nuclear Society)
The NRC regulates 31 research and test reactors (RTRs), many of which are located on college or university campuses. Because of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, many campuses temporarily closed, also placing the reactor in a secure shutdown mode, some for extended periods of time. However, select facilities continued to operate throughout the pandemic to meet “Critical Infrastructure” needs, as identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At the start of the pandemic, the Test, Research and Training Reactor (TRTR) organization along with NEI has been hosting routine calls with stakeholders for industry benchmarking, sharing of best practices, and to discuss generic areas where regulatory relief would be needed across the fleet. This panel will discuss the operational and regulatory response from the RTR fleet, as well as the unique transition towards opening campuses for the Fall 2020 semester.
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