NRC Moving Forward on Risk-Informed Regulatory Framework

Last year, NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis led a Risk Management Task Force (RMTF), at the request of Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko, to develop a strategic vision and options for adopting a more comprehensive, holistic, risk-informed, performance-based regulatory approach for nuclear reactors, materials, waste, fuel cycle, and transportation. On Thursday, Chairman Jaczko directed the agency’s staff to evaluate the RMTF’s report and to provide recommendations to the Commission next year on whether modifications to the regulatory framework should be made.

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