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NRC names new resident inspector at V.C. Summer plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission regional officials have named Eliza Hilton as the agency’s resident inspector at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Slant near Jenkinsville.

“Eliza Hilton’s background and dedication will help ensure the Summer plant meets NRC safety regulations,” said NRC Region II Administrator Cathy Haney.

Hilton joined the NRC in 2014 as project manager in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in Rockville, Md. She received her operating licensing qualifications and assisted with licensing actions for the agency’s Region IV office in Texas.

While in the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program, she completed a two-week rotation at the Wolf Creek nuclear plant in Kansas and a six-month rotation as a project manager in the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards. She then served as a reactor operations engineer in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and joined the NRC’s Region II office in Atlanta in the Resident Inspector Development Program earlier this year.

Hilton received a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, and recently received her master’s degree in management from University of Maryland University College.

At least two NRC resident inspectors are assigned to each U.S. commercial nuclear plant. 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 serve at one site for up to seven years.

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