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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 07, 2009
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Nuclear Energy Institute Elects Walters Vice President for Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Douglas Walters has been elected by the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Executive Committee to serve as vice president of regulatory affairs. He was previously a senior director responsible for new nuclear plant development at the Institute.

Walters will lead NEI’s regulatory affairs in several areas, including generic nuclear energy facility technical and management issues; safety-focused regulation and interaction with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; used fuel management; material licensees; and activities supporting the development of new nuclear plants.

“Doug has an excellent background in regulatory issues that are vital to both the current nuclear energy facilities and the development of new reactors,” said Marvin S. Fertel, NEI president and chief executive officer. “He has been responsible for some of the industry’s most significant issues in recent years, including license renewal for operating reactors and security issues during significant upgrades at nuclear power plants after 2001. Since January, Doug has been responsible for coordinating the nuclear energy industry’s activities on new nuclear plant development.”

Walters has been with NEI and its predecessor organizations since 1991. Prior to joining NEI, Walters held engineering and licensing positions at Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., in support of construction and operation of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant. Walters earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from York College.