"When it comes to safety, I know there are no small details."
Chemical Safety Analyst
"I always keep things on the right track."
Transportation and Waste Management Engineer
"Testing the water is my profession — and my passion."
Environmental Scientist
"After 32 years here, I can say there's no place like home."
Executive Administrative Assistant
"You can count on me to keep things safe and sound."
Assistant Chief, Fire Brigade
and Training Specialist
NFS employees have a proud history of serving our nation. In 2010, over 100 NFS employees had served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine forces.
"It's not just a job. It's my personal mission."
Production Operator
"Protecting NFS and the community is serious business. I'm up to the challenge."
NFS Tactical Response Force
"To me, there's no such thing as good enough."
Research & Development Chemist
It's no wonder they call Unicoi County "Valley Beautiful."
NFS employees are proud of their role in fueling freedom through the US Navy.
NFS employees are committed to protecting the Nolichucky River.
NFS is the sole provider of fuel for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.
NFS maintains a multi-layered, robust security and cyber-security posture to ensure the protection of the facility and the surrounding area.

Radiation Facts

Radiation doses are measured in rem, which is based on the amount of ionizing radiation received by the human body. Radiation occurs naturally in the body and can be received from external sources. A millirem is one thousandth of a rem.

The average American receives about 360 millirem of radiation per year. About 300 comes from natural sources and 60 from manmade sources. Here is a comparison of the risk of receiving 100 millirem every year of your life with other risks:

Smoking (a pack a day)400 times more risky
Being 15 percent overweight100 times more risky
Driving a car (12,000 miles per year)40 times more risky
Comparing Radiation SourcesAnnual Dose
Naturally inside your body (air – radon)200 millirem
Natural radiation inside food/water you eat40 millirem
Medical X-Ray20 millirem
Living in a brick or stone house7 millirem
Watching TV1-2 millirem
Computer terminal0.1 millirem
Luminous wrist watch0.06 millirem
Smoke detector0.008 millirem

For More Information:
EPA - Radiation Protection
U.S. Department of Energy - Safety and Health
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Fact Sheet on Biological Effects of Radiation
TN Department of Environment & Conservation - Division of Radiological Health