Callaway County Nuclear Plant

Callaway County Nuclear Plant

Founded:
1975

Callaway County Nuclear Plant

Founded:
1975

Feb 24, 2:35 PM

Dave Rahn, a senior electronics engineer with 10 years of service at the #NRC, has been named the NRCs Federal Engineer of the Year and made the top 10 for the government-wide award. Dave received this honor at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Feb. 17, at a luncheon sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was recognized for his technical excellence, publications, leadership and community service. Here at the NRC, Dave is responsible for the review of license amendment requests related to nuclear facility instrumentation and control systems, and is leading the development of a plan to enhance regulatory efficiency in this area. He also represents the interests of the NRC at International Atomic Energy Agency activities concerning the development of effective post-accident monitoring systems. Prior to joining the NRC in 2007, Dave's career spanned 27 years in the nuclear field, during which he assisted utilities in addressing issues related to the design, construction, licensing, start-up, operations, maintenance and modifications to nuclear power plants. Congratulations to Dave Rahn for his service and excellence! #FEYA2017 #NationalEngineersWeek Image courtesy of NSPE and Christies Photographic Studios. Pictured left to right: Kodi Verhalen, NSPE, Mary Jane Ross-Lee, NRC David Rahn, NRC and Dr. Steven Arndt, NRC and NSPE

Feb 23, 2:26 PM

Congratulations to Eva Brown (far right in photo), a senior project manager here at the #NRC. Recently she received the Professional Achievement Government award at the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year awards ceremony in Washington D.C. Eva is a highly experienced professional, acknowledged as a leader of science/technology/engineering/math initiatives, and serves as a role model for others in her field. Eva began working at the NRC in 1992. She has earned her qualification as a boiling water reactor operations inspector and project manager. She was a resident inspector at the Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina, and a project manager during the recovery and restart of Browns Ferry Unit 1. In addition, she led NRC activities at the Harris nuclear plant related to the 2001 terrorist attacks; served in the Operations Center as one of the BWR analysts after the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami; and later served on the NRCs Fukushima support team. Today, Brown is responsible for knowledge management and is a subject matter expert on nuclear plant power uprates. The NRC is proud to have such excellent staff as Eva. #NationalEngineersWeek #STEM

Feb 16, 6:34 PM

In February, the nation celebrates National African American History Month. African Americans serve at the #NRC in a wide variety of positions and their many contributions are essential to the successful achievement of our mission.

Feb 15, 2:29 PM

Harold Denton, the face of the #NRC during the Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident in 1979, has passed away at age 80. While he served in many capacities at the Atomic Energy Commission and the NRC during his long career, he is best remembered for his role as President Jimmy Carters personal representative during the accident. His ability to accurately assess the plants condition and explain it to the public won him the trust of federal and state officials, the media and local residents. A paper editorialized that Denton has become a father-figure to thousands of traumatized people in this region. For more information on the #TMI accident, visit our backgrounder https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html Harold earned a degree in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University. Among his many awards were the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award and the James M. Landis Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Carter Library: NRC's Harold Denton (left) provides information on the situation at TMI-2 to President Jimmy Carter (Center). Also in picture Rosslyn Carter (right) and Richard Thornburgh (center left).