Gregory Jaczko, NRC's Departing Chairman, Committed To Safety Campaign

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The departing head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission o n W ednesday continued to press for heightened safety regulations, at a meeting of industry officials who have often chafed at his push for new rules."

"Gregory Jaczko said the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex was a 'wake-up call hopefully for everyone,' but said more work needs to be done to improve reactor safety.

'Safety issues that take 10, 15 years to resolve are not helpful for anyone,' Gregory Jaczko told a news conference after speaking at an annual industry meeting held in Charlotte, North Carolina."

Rick Rothacker reports for Reuters May 23, 2012.

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"Jaczko Exit May Smooth Way To Bipartisan NRC Deal" (Politico)

 

Source: Reuters, 05/24/2012