NRC names additional resident inspector for Vogtle nuke construction activities

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have selected Chad Huffman as a resident inspector for the construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4, located near Waynesboro, Ga., about 26 miles southeast of Augusta. In February, the NRC issued combined operating licenses for the new units to Southern Nuclear Operating Co., which operates the existing Vogtle units.

Chad Huffman is a native of Kings Mountain, N.C., and began his NRC career in 2005 as a reactor risk engineer in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Research at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, Md. In 2011, Huffman joined the NRC’s resident inspector development program in Region II’s Center for Construction Inspection in Atlanta.

During his time in Region II, Huffman participated in construction inspections at Watts Bar Unit 2 in Tennessee as well as at Vogtle Units 3 and 4.

He received his bachelor of science and master’s degrees in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.

Huffman joins Senior Resident Inspector Justin Fuller and Resident Inspector Coleman Abbott at the Vogtle nuclear construction site.

“Chad Huffman has the knowledge and experience to help ensure that construction is completed according to NRC regulations and in a way that protects people and the environment,” said NRC Region II Deputy Regional Administrator for Construction Fred Brown.