Press Release

Jaczko’s Replacement Must Follow His Deep Commitment to Nuclear Safety

NRDC: Obama has chance to limit industry’s undue influence at NRC
Bob Keefe, NRDC, 202-289-2373 or 202-650-4625; bkeefe@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2012) – The following is a statement by Christopher Paine, nuclear program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the announced resignation of Greg Jaczko as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

“Greg Jaczko set a high standard as America’s chief nuclear power safety regulator. His departure—and President Obama’s selection of a successor--points to the continuing need to prevent the nuclear industry from exercising undue influence at the commission--a tough challenge indeed, given its recent history.”

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