|Date:||2/11/98 Record No.: 10528|
"The Nuclear Horizon: What is the Future?"
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson,
Chairman U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Address to the National Institute of Standards and Technology
February 6, 1998, 10:30 a.m.
Here is an excerpt from the introduction:
"No matter how we try to escape it, the future is always the product of the past, and the nature of existence leaves us stuck in the middle, trying to understand the one while we prepare for the other. So in speaking to you today about the future of nuclear energy, my "crystal ball" is illuminated by my understanding of pivotal past events that have helped to shape the present state of nuclear energy and nuclear regulation. Within that context, I would like to address several topics that fall within the overall scope of a domestic energy strategy and an international energy strategy. These topics include (1) the role of the regulator domestically; (2) the renewal of NRC licenses for existing nuclear power plants; (3) the development of advanced reactor designs; (4) the economic deregulation of electric utilities; (5) the disposal of high-level radioactive waste; and (6) the role of the regulator internationally."
Entire speech is online at: