About the Committee

The primary concern of the Reactor Safeguards Committee is with matters of nuclear safety related to the MIT Research Reactor, including the safety of personnel on and off site. The committee reviews and approves all new operating plans and policies, all significant modifications thereto, and all new experiments involving significant changes in procedure prior to implementation. The committee verifies that nuclear reactor operation is consistent with MIT policy, rules, approved operating procedures, and license provisions.

The Reactor Safeguards Committee is a Standing Institute Committee that reports to the Vice President for Research.