The government shutdown hits Thursday at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the agency announced Wednesday in an email to reporters, as carry-over funds that have kept it operational have run dry.
"Beginning on Thursday, we will not conduct non-emergency reactor licensing, reactor license renewal amendments, emergency preparedness exercises, reviews of design certifications or rulemaking and regulatory guidance," Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane said in an accompanying blog post. Macfarlane did emphasize that resident inspectors will remain posted and furloughed employees could be called back to deal with an emergency.
The commission's website will remain up but will not be updated with live information.
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