Throwback Thursday: The ACRS ’80s Style

tbtacrs1989The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards is a statutory body of scientists, engineers and other experts in fields related to nuclear safety. The Committee conducts independent reviews of nuclear power plant applications and other matters referred to it by the NRC. It has a long history – its responsibilities were described in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.

This group shot, taken from the 1989 Annual Report to Congress, shows the ACRS members as of September that year. The photo is timely as the committee held its 637th meeting last Thursday.

The Chairman is seated in the middle. TBT Quiz: What was the Chairman’s name and to what position would he be appointed just two months later? Extra points if you can name the vice chairman, seen here seated second from the left.

Author: Moderator

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

5 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: The ACRS ’80s Style”

  1. The photo brings back many memories from that interesting time. One I remember well was Hal Lewis’s (last on left of front row) comment to the Committee when it was announced that I would be the next Commissioner. Hal said that when I left the Committee, the average intelligence of the Committee would improve appreciably but the average intelligence of the Commission would only decrease slightly.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as: a licensee; as a consultant operator licensing branch examiner; as an administrative judge with the ASLB; as director of the Office of Policy Evaluation; as a member and chairman of the ACRS; and, as a Commissioner. To my friends,colleagues and all staff working for the agency, I wish you well in your important work and in life.

    F. J. Remick

  2. Yes!

    Answer: Dr. Forrest J. Remick, who was appointed as an NRC Commissioner December 1989

    Extra Point: Carlyle Michelson was Vice Chairman of the ACRS and retired NRC Director of the Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data.


  3. Chairman was Forrest J. Remick , Vice Chairman was Carlyle Michelson. Dr. Forrest J. Remick was sworn in for a five-year term as a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on December 1, 1989.

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