New NRC Inspector Assigned to Salem Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Adam Ziedonis as the new resident inspector at the Salem Nuclear Generating Station in Hancock’s Bridge, N.J. He joins NRC Senior Resident Inspector Pat Finney at the two-unit site, which is operated by PSEG Nuclear.

Most recently, Ziedonis was a resident inspector at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Delta, Pa. He joined the agency’s Region I office in 2004 after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the NRC’s Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program. He also worked as a reactor inspector in the NRC Region I Division of Reactor Safety, performing engineering inspections.

Each U.S. commercial nuclear plant has at least two NRC resident inspectors. They serve as the agency’s eyes and ears at the facility, conducting inspections, monitoring major work projects and interacting with plant workers and the public. Resident Inspectors can be assigned to any one site for up to seven years.