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How does a nuclear reactor work?

NEI’s Everett Redmond, director of nonproliferation and fuel cycle policy, discusses how a nuclear reactor safely generates electricity.


How does the United States monitor radiation levels in the environment?

Edward Maher, certified health physicist and Health Physics Society’s president, discusses how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration monitor radiation levels in the environment.


What is plutonium and where does it come from?

NEI’s Everett Redmond, director of nonproliferation and fuel cycle policy, explains the role of plutonium in a nuclear energy facility.


What is an emergency planning zone?

NEI’s Sue Perkins-Grew, director for emergency preparedness, discusses emergency planning and coordination with state and local officials to ensure public safety.


Where do used, or spent, fuel assemblies go once the pools inside the reactor building reach capacity?

NEI’s Everett Redmond, director of nonproliferation and fuel cycle policy, outlines how used fuel assemblies are stored once they leave the spent fuel pools in nuclear power plants.


Where do used, or spent, fuel rods go after they are discharged from the reactor?

NEI’s Everett Redmond, director of nonproliferation and fuel cycle policy, describes the purpose and design of a spent fuel pool to safely store used fuel at nuclear energy plants.


What is a fuel assembly?

NEI’s Everett Redmond, director of nonproliferation and fuel cycle policy, explains spent fuel assemblies.


What are natural and safe levels of radiation?

NEI’s Janet Schlueter, director of fuels and materials licensees, discusses natural, safe forms of nuclear radiation and detection.

Activity ID: 1002943 Activity Name: NEI Remarketing Safety Activity Group Name: Remarketing Safety First