NRC certifies three students to operate reactor

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On August 15, 2002

Nuclear engineering students Dan Estel, Craig Heimericks and Jeremy Gorelick last spring became the first undergraduate students in a new training program to become certified as nuclear reactor operators.

In March, the trio passed a three-part written examination given by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissions, which regulates civilian use of nuclear materials.

The newly licensed operators can now power up the UMR Nuclear Reactor for tours — about 3,000 people tour the facility annually — as well as irradiate samples for research, perform routine checks of the reactor and train others to be certified nuclear reactor operators.

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