Regulators and Westinghouse

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission

At a national level, Westinghouse works with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is the primary federal agency that has oversight for the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility. The NRC ensures that users of radioactive materials keep radiation exposures within the agency's specified dose limits and as low as reasonably achievable.

Other key documents and NRC contact information in support of the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility can be found on the NRC website here.

When Westinghouse files documents with the NRC, they are often publicly available via the NRC’s official recordkeeping system – the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System, better known as ADAMS. You can perform a search on ADAMS here.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

At the state level, Westinghouse works with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which is tasked with promoting and protecting the health of the public and the environment in South Carolina. Westinghouse most often interfaces with DHEC’s Environmental Affairs division, which issues and enforces environmental permits.

Learn more about Westinghouse’s interaction with DHEC, along with all related consent agreements, on the DHEC website here.