Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Focusing on the NRC Mission: Maintaining Our Commitment to Safety" Remarks by: NRC Chairman Allison M. Macfarlane

As a Commission, we are charged by statute to work as a collegial body. We each bring different backgrounds to the table and our ability to collaborate enhances public trust and industry confidence in our work.

I value this opportunity to meet with leaders of the nuclear industry to discuss a number of important issues. I have met many of you when you stopped by the NRC to introduce yourselves and your companies to me. I have appreciated these meetings as an opportunity to better understand your concerns.

Together, we maintain an important yet complex relationship. The NRC exists to independently oversee your industry and we provide the country with the reassurance that you alone cannot provide: that nuclear facilities will operate in a manner that protects the public’s health, safety, and security, as well as the environment.

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