Let’s Chat – Coming Soon to the NRC

Holly Harrington
Senior Advisor

Picture1The NRC is expanding its social media program next week by launching a pilot of a live discussion platform known as NRC Chat. The first Chat is scheduled for April 30 at 2 p.m. EST on the subject of history of U.S. nuclear power with the NRC’s historian, Tom Wellock.

The Chat is similar to the existing NRC blog, and is also hosted on WordPress, but it features a real-time discussion. Each one-hour Chat session will focus on a specific issue with an NRC expert responding to the questions. Some sessions we hope to hold in the future will include such topics as Japan “lessons learned” activities, hurricane preparedness and “waste confidence.”

Chat addresses a key element in NRC’s Open Government Plan — enhancing the agency’s communication with the public and other stakeholders through the use of social media technologies. Information on Chat comment guidelines is here.

We’ll post the future schedule and topics soon, and will always tweet reminders. We expect to hold two Chat sessions a month for about six months. We’ll then evaluate the platform, and solicit your input.

You can submit questions early by sending them to opa.resource@nrc.gov. Please put CHAT in the subject line.

We hope to see you at the Chat!

Author: Moderator

Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2 thoughts on “Let’s Chat – Coming Soon to the NRC”

  1. Suggestion: Why not be brave and let US suggest topics for these live chats, this would give “US” access to NRC experts that otherwise we would never be able to communicate with?

    I’d LOVE to be able to discuss the potential ramifications of multiple steam generator tube failures and/or Main Steam Line Breaks, which both the NRC, the NRR and even the ACRS has be very reluctant to say very much about!

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