Throwback Thursday – A Mid-60s Model

tbtdonatedmodelA Commissioner from the Atomic Energy Commission (NRC’s predecessor agency) is seen here standing with a model of an inexpensive sub-critical assembly unit showing detailed technical information on its design, fabrication and operating characteristics. The presentation ceremony of the model took place in 1964 at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

Can anyone name the AEC Commissioner? Hint: he is on the far left. Bonus points if you can name the IAEA Director General next to him.

Photo credit: IAEA

Throwback Thursday – Save the Date for the RIC

tbtcrowdricThe NRC’s 28th Annual Regulatory Information Conference is scheduled for March 8-10, 2016, at the Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center just off of Rockville Pike in North Bethesda, Md. So mark your calendars! Pre-registration will be available online beginning in early January 2016.

In this photo, Commissioner Edward McGaffigan, Jr., gives a presentation during the 2004 RIC. This Boston native and self-described John Kennedy Democrat was first appointed to the Commission by President Clinton in 1996. Commissioner McGaffigan died Sept. 7, 2007, after a long battle with melanoma. He holds what distinction among former and present Commission members?

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