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Power Play: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Jaczko Resigns after Push by Industry

The Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, submitted his resignation Monday morning. Jaczko's announcement is hard to separate from pressing questions about the safety of commercial nuclear power, the debate over the future of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, and the influence of wealthy and well-connected private industry on public policy.
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House Postpones Witch Hunt While Nuclear Industry Awaits Results of Latest Power Play

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce indefinitely postponed its Thursday hearing on the "politicization of the [NRC] and the actions and influence of Chairman Jaczko." Gregory Jaczko, of course, announced his resignation on Ma... Read Post

Statement by NRC’s Jackzo: ‘Right Time’ to Pass Torch

Politics / US Politics : Washington Wire (3 years ago)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko abruptly resigned Monday, ending a rocky tenure as the top nuclear safety official in the U.S. Here is his statement: Read Post

Gregory Jaczko, Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief’s departure tied to diminishing congressional support

Politics / US Politics : 2chambers (3 years ago)

Embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko announced Monday he’s stepping down after three rocky years at the helm of the nation’s nuclear safety agency. As colleague Steve Mufson and I write Monday, his resi... Read Post


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