NRC looking to fill open ACRS position

September 9, 2021, 7:00AMNuclear News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking qualified candidates for an open position on its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. The ACRS is an advisory group that provides independent technical review of, and advice on, matters related to the safety of existing and proposed nuclear facilities and on the adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards. It also advises the NRC on health physics and radiation protection issues.

Interested individuals can find candidate criteria and details in the Federal Register notice published on September 8 and available on the NRC’s website. Resumes will be accepted until December 7.

Resumes should be sent to Makeeka Compton and Jamila Perry, ACRS, Mail Stop T2B50, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or e-mailed to and

More information on the ACRS is available on the NRC’s website.

About the ACRS: The ACRS’s primary focus is on safety issues associated with the operation of commercial nuclear power plants and regulatory initiatives, including risk-informed and performance-based regulations, license renewal, power uprates, new reactor applications, and the use of mixed oxide and high-burnup fuels. In addition, the ACRS may be asked to provide advice on radiation protection, radioactive waste management, and earth sciences in the NRC’s licensing reviews for fuel fabrication, enrichment, and waste disposal facilities.

Straight from the NRC: According to an NRC press release, “The commission is seeking qualified individuals with extensive experience in nuclear fuel cycle chemistry, structural integrity, and/or metallurgy applicable to nuclear facilities and/or nuclear power plant systems or components. It would be useful if the candidate also has experience in seismic analysis. The best-qualified candidates must have at least 20 years of education and experience in those specific areas, as well as a distinguished record of achievement in one or more areas of nuclear science and technology or a related engineering discipline.”

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