NRC Names New Resident Inspector at Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Ronald Rolph as the new resident inspector at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Shippingport, Pa.
Rolph joined the NRC in 2004 as a materials inspector in the Division of Nuclear Materials Safety at the agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia, Pa. In 2007, he worked as a reactor health physics inspector, also in the Region I Office.
He became qualified as an NRC resident inspector and has performed in various acting positions as a resident inspector while also conducting health physics inspections. Most recently, he served as acting resident inspector at the Salem nuclear power plant from July through September 2020.
Rolph holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical science and master’s degree in information technology from Pennsylvania State University.
Each U.S. commercial nuclear power plant has at least two NRC resident inspectors. Rolph joins the NRC’s senior resident inspector at Beaver Valley, Gwynne Eatmon, serving as the agency’s eyes and ears at the facility, carrying out inspections, monitoring significant work projects and interacting with plant workers and the public.