Throwback Thursday – It Happened in 1984

PalladinoNRC Chairman Nunzio J. Palladino visits the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant at Port Gibson, Miss., in July 1984. The operating license for the plant was issued in November that year and commercial operation began a year later, in July 1985. The photo is from the agency’s 1984 annual report.

 

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15 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – It Happened in 1984”

  1. I remember being on the site evaluation visit in the early 70’s and having a catered lunch of fried catfish. Any other old-timers remember that trip? Al Kenneke

  2. have nothing but high praise for Nunzio Joseph Palladino. I am so glad you featured him this Throwback piece. He was a fair but firm Chairman who got this NRC job shortly after the accident at Three Mile Island. He lead the NRC &

  3. Thanks for sharing such an old picture with us about throwback Thursday,
    Just wanted to tell keep up the good work.

  4. Hi, Thanks for sharing such an old picture with us about throwback Thursday,
    Just wanted to tell keep up the good work.

    .Again thank you for your time.

  5. I think one issue alone would have caused him to roll over in his grave. That after the awful nuclear disaster in Japan the NRC would not insist that measures be taken in the US to prevent a similar accident here

  6. Thanks for sharing such an old picture with us about throwback Thursday,
    Just wanted to tell keep up the good work.

  7. I remember being on the site evaluation visit in the early 70’s and having a catered lunch of fried catfish. Any other old-timers remember that trip? Al Kenneke

  8. I have nothing but high praise for Nunzio Joseph Palladino. I am so glad you featured him this Throwback piece. He was a fair but firm Chairman who got this NRC job shortly after the accident at Three Mile Island. He lead the NRC & the industry in implementing measures to both prevent another TMI-like accident & to better mitigate the consequences of such an accident. If he were alive today I think he would be appalled at what the NRC has become, an industry lap-dog instead of an industry watch-dog. I think one issue alone would have caused him to roll over in his grave. That after the awful nuclear disaster in Japan the NRC would not insist that measures be taken in the US to prevent a similar accident here. No, the NRC bowed to considerable nuclear industry pressure to only address mitigation measures not preventive measures. Furthermore not even all needed mitigation strategies were implemented at the insistence of the nuclear industry.
    Yes Nunzio would be appalled at what the NRC has become. Nunzio insisted in an NRC that was a no-nonsense, tough regulator that really put public safety first!

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