The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission The Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 due to the the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. The NRC was created after World War II when military and political tension was at an all time high. This tension lead to The Cold War. The Nuclear Arms Race between the United States and Russia made nuclear energy a powerful and coveted commodity. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission originated because of the need to ensure the correct use of radioactive and nuclear materials for the safety of civilians and the environment. Regulations were needed because of the massive manufacturing of nuclear warheads during the Cold War. Each nuclear power plant needed the same Standard…show more content…
McCree. McCree oversees the operational and administrative functions of the Commission. He serves as the chief operating officer for the agency. In 1988, McCree joined the NRC and over the years has held four leadership positions until her worked his way up to EDO. His many leadership positions includes: Program Engineer, Senior Regional Coordinator and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations; Deputy Director for Policy Development and Technical Support in the Office of Chairman Shirley Ann Jackson; Deputy Director and Director for the Division of Reactor Safety and the Division of Reactor Projects, Region II; and Deputy Regional Administrator for Operations, Region II. McCree is a graduate of the Naval Academy and received his Executive Master of Business Administration for Georgia State University. He is a nuclear-trained submarine officer and he retired for the United States Naval Reserve as commander. Under the Executive Director of Operations is a board of five commissioners appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. The President then chooses one of the five commissioners to be chairmen, who will act as the commission's spokesperson. Each commissioner and the chairmen will serve a five year term. Kristine L. Svinicki is the Chairmen of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). She has a…show more content…
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an essential cog in the metaphorical wheel of the Department of Energy. House and Senate Congressional Committees with jurisdiction over domestic nuclear regulatory activities is the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittees related to the NRC is the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has the primary responsibility of regulating the use of radioactive and nuclear materials. Also, to safeguard the environment and the public health, to promote the common defense and security of the United States, regarding regulations of nuclear and radioactive

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