INTERACTIVE: Nuclear Safety and the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations


INPO’s Role in Nuclear Safety

The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ (INPO) mission is to help establish and ensure the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of the United States’ fleet of commercial nuclear power plants. To do this, INPO collaborates openly with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the commercial nuclear industry. Click below to learn more.

 
 
 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sets safety regulation standards that all nuclear industry plants are required to adhere to. These standards serve as the baseline for safety, but industry looks to INPO for even more rigorous requirements.

INPO and the NRC

Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)

INPO is an independent program that specifies appropriate safety standards in an array of key nuclear areas. INPO’s performance objectives and criteria are broader and seek a level of performance above the minimum safety levels required by NRC. INPO also serves as a mediator between the industry and the NRC.

What INPO Does

Industry

The United States is the world’s leader in the production of nuclear energy. Industry offers feedback in guidelines and best practices to INPO and the NRC. INPO collaborates with nuclear industry to ensure rigorous safety and reliability.

INPO and the Nuclear Industry

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Sets baseline required safety standards

Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)

Facilitates collaboration between the NRC and the nuclear industry

Industry

Works with both INPO and NRC to ensure rigorous safety and reliability