Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on President Barack Obama’s appointment of Commissioner Gregory Jaczko as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jaczko is currently in his second term as a commissioner and has served on the commission since 2005.
“I am pleased that President Obama has appointed such a qualified individual to lead the commission. Greg’s entire career has been dedicated to applying science to public policy. His work in Congress and at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has improved the safety of nuclear power plants and is based on his demonstrated commitment to bringing all stakeholders to the table.
“Having worked with Dr. Jaczko I know he will continue working toward a safe and effective nuclear energy policy that leaves Nevada and the nation more secure.”
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