Past NRC chairs to share views on future of nuclear

February 23, 2022, 12:00PMANS News

ANS will host a virtual event titled “Perspectives from Past Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairs" on Thursday, February 24, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST.

The speakers: The webinar features four former high-ranking NRC leaders.

  • William Magwood (moderator), Director-General, Nuclear Energy Agency, NRC Commissioner 2010–2014
  • Richard Meserve, Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, NRC Chair 1999–2003
  • Dale Klein, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Office of Academic Affairs, The University of Texas System, NRC Chair 2006–2009
  • Stephen Burns, Senior Visiting Fellow, Third Way, NRC Chair 2015–2017

Register now. The event is complimentary and open to all.

The discussion: The NRC plays a prominent role in the current nuclear industry, as well as in the deployment of future nuclear technology. In this virtual panel discussion, the past chairs will offer perspectives on their time with the commission, its current challenges, and what the future holds for the NRC and nuclear technology.

Audience participation requested: Attendees must register online in advance, and all are encouraged to submit questions for the panelists. Even if you cannot attend live, the recording will be shared via email with everyone who registers. It will also be made available to the public to watch on demand.

Past and future events: This webinar follows the successful program held in March 2021 that featured five past DOE Office of Nuclear Energy officials in a discussion about the role of nuclear energy in the U.S. Speaking then were Rita Baranwal, former assistant secretary of energy for DOE-NE; John Kotek, former acting assistant secretary of energy for DOE-NE; Peter Lyons, former assistant secretary of energy for DOE-NE; William Magwood, former director of nuclear energy for the DOE; and Warren F. “Pete” Miller Jr., former assistant secretary for nuclear energy.

Check out other upcoming virtual events and view the schedule for upcoming ANS meetings.


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