Engineering Ethics Seminar -- March 28
Professional Engineers! Earn your required one hour of ethics training.
Information and Registration here.
Wednesday, April 2, 7:00am - 8:00am
100 Nedderman Hall, UT Arlington campus
Regulating Commercial Nuclear
Power Plant Operators
Operating commercial nuclear power plants, with their complex engineered operating and safety systems, requires thorough training and preparation and a keen understanding of the system interrelationships, operating characteristics and design limits. Because the technology can be so unforgiving, as exemplified by the accidents at Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1985) and Fukushima (2011), an unforgiving regulator must oversee the training and licensing of these operators.
In this presentation, Mr. Haire will explore the challenges associated with licensing and regulating nuclear plant operators in the 21st century.
Mark Haire earned a bachelor's degree in physics from UT Arlington in 1991. Following graduation, he served aboard submarines in the U.S. Navy supervising reactor controls, main propulsion, damage control, and chemistry and radiological controls. After nine years of service, Mr. Haire continued his formal education at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently an inspector and manager, with nine years of experience licensing nuclear plant operators.
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