Full Title: The NRC’s Juggling Act: Enabling the Agency to Fulfill Critical Missions
Author(s): Stephen Burns, Alan Ahn, Ryan Norman
Publisher(s): Third Way
Publication Date: May 20, 2022
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Although the traditional mission of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is the protection of public health and safety, its work has increasing implications for other vital national priorities—including climate change, innovation, and national security. Therefore, given the NRC’s diverse and expanding volume of responsibilities and activities around the licensing of advanced reactor technologies, it is imperative that we provide the agency with the means and resources to succeed. This includes swiftly bringing the Commission to its full complement of five Commissioners and robustly funding the NRC’s advanced reactor licensing work so that it can complete such activities effectively and on time.