This is always a meaningful time, at the very beginning of the traditional holiday season, to sit down to a special meal with friends and family — and to remember the early years of this country and all our nation has successfully accomplished over the years. We have much to be grateful for, even amidst the challenges we face today.
I am personally thankful for the talented workforce we have here at the NRC. They work hard every day to make sure this nation uses nuclear materials in a way that keeps us and our environment safe. I am especially grateful for their vigilance and dedication after the events earlier this year. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan brought out the best in them. They demonstrated a willingness to go above and beyond. Fukushima helped remind the people at the NRC why they do what they do.
I am pleased to extend to you, on behalf of myself and the whole NRC family, wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving and an enjoyable holiday season.Gregory Jaczko Chairman, NRC