Martin Isoler benefited from growing up in a nuclear plant community. But nothing could prepare him for his first day as a nuclear plant intern.
It was 1969. The Beatles staged their last public performance. The Boeing 747 debuted. The average income was $8,550. Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And two months before Woodstock, an 18-year-old graduated from Charlotte’s West Mecklenburg High School on Wednesday, went to work for Duke Power the following Monday.
There’s a figure at Harris Nuclear Plant that casts a long shadow across the site. No, it’s not the 523 foot tall cooling tower on a sunny day. This one stands barely five feet tall – but the positive effect that this influential figure has on the site, the nuclear fleet and the company is far-reaching.
Although the nuclear utility industry relies on many experts to safely and reliably generate electricity for communities across the country, few rise to the level of Dr. Stephen Schultz.
No matter what your job is, chances are you had some help getting to where you are today. In the nuclear industry, mentoring not only helps individuals grow as professionals, but also serves as an effective way to transfer complex technical knowledge.
With the new year quickly approaching, we looked back at the five most-read posts on the Nuclear Information Center in 2017.
You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid but we bet you never knew that Santa was a nuclear worker.
As a new year approaches, we want to know what you think about the NIC and what you’d like to hear from us in 2018.
Strength comes in many forms: character, skills, mental, spiritual and, of course, physical. Nuclear Security Officer Geromy “Tad” Barbee simply owns strength in all its forms.
One of the unique aspects of commercial nuclear power in the U.S., is the regulatory role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and its resident inspectors.