NRC selects Rich as Indian Point resident inspector

Sarah Rich has been selected as a resident inspector at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. | Courtesy of the U.S. NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced Friday that Sarah Rich has been selected to serve as a resident inspector of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, New York.

Previously Rich served as a resident inspector with the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. She earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree in radiological sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Rich has worked with the NRC since 2008.

Rich has completed the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program and is qualified through the commission's inspector program. 

“Sarah Rich’s experience, training and commitment to safety will help the NRC in its mission of protecting people and the environment by helping ensure that Indian Point meets the high standards set by the agency,” NRC Region I Administrator Dan Dorman said.

She will serve alongside Senior Resident Inspector Scott Stewart and Resident Inspector Garrett Newman.  NRC policy requires that all nuclear plants operating commercially in the U.S. have a minimum of two resident inspectors who conduct regular inspections at the facility and act as the NRC's representatives in any monitoring activity relating to projects and interactions with plant staff or management.

Owned by Entergy Nuclear Corp., Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant consists of two nuclear reactor units. 

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