NRC the Latest to Fold in Wake of Shutdown

Dr. Allison Macfarlane, of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
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Alex Brown
Oct. 9, 2013, 10:48 a.m.

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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