WASHINGTON—The following is a statement by the Nuclear Energy Institute’s president and chief executive officer, Frank L. (Skip) Bowman, on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Gregory Jaczko and Kristine Svinicki to serve as commissioners on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
“The Nuclear Energy Institute applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Gregory Jaczko and Kristine Svinicki as NRC commissioners. The Institute supported the nomination of both commissioners and looks forward to working with both on important regulatory issues that will be considered in the years ahead.
“Commissioner Jaczko has been a strong advocate of safety and a champion of transparency and openness in the regulatory process. We share this commitment to maintaining public confidence in the safe operation of the nation’s commercial reactors.
“Kristine Svinicki has extensive experience in the nuclear energy field, first serving in the Environmental Management program at the Department of Energy, and then as a congressional staff member to Senator Larry Craig and on the Senate Armed Services Committee. In her work both with Senator Craig’s office and the committee, Ms. Svinicki has played a significant role in developing public policy on environmental and energy issues that are important for the nation’s energy security and national security.”