DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Names New Resident Inspector at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Jan. 7.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Russ Bywater as
the new resident inspector at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in
Bywater joined the NRC in 1990 as a reactor engineer in the NRC’s
Region III office in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He also served as a resident inspector at
the Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Minnesota. He transferred to
NRC’s Region IV office in Arlington, Texas, in 1997. He served as an
engineering inspector, as a senior resident inspector at the Arkansas
Nuclear One power plant in Russellville, Ark., as a senior reactor analyst,
and as chief of an engineering branch in the Division of Reactor Safety.
In 2008, Bywater left the agency for work in private industry in new reactor licensing. He also
worked as an independent nuclear safety consultant. Bywater taught high school engineering and
physics classes for five years in Texas before rejoining the agency earlier this year as a project
Bywater holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics from Nebraska Wesleyan
University in Lincoln, Neb., and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Iowa State University in
Each U.S. commercial nuclear power plant site has at least two NRC resident inspectors.
Bywater joins senior resident inspector Charles Peabody and resident inspector David You. They serve
as the agency’s eyes and ears at the facility, conducting inspections, monitoring significant work
projects, and interacting with plant workers and the public.
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