Gregory Jazcko

2012 ~ The Year That Was In Nuclear Energy

December 6, 2012 by Joseph Koblich

On a global scale the nuclear industry had its share of pluses and minuses in 2012. Japan’s Fukushima crisis continues to dominate any list of the top ten nuclear energy issues for the year. (See more below on Japan’s mighty mission at Fukushima.) In the United States, while the first new nuclear reactor licenses in three decades were issued to four reactors, the regulatory agency that approved them had a management meltdown.[read more]

Greg Jaczko – Lame Duck Press Conference At Nuclear Energy Assembly

June 4, 2012 by Rod Adams

 I had the opportunity to attend the Nuclear Energy Assembly held in Charlotte, NC during the period from May 21-23. Dr. Gregory Jaczko submitted his resignation as the Chairman of the NRC on May 21, but he did not change his plans to address the annual nuclear industry gathering on May 23. Following that talk, Dr. Jaczko gave a...[read more]

A closer look at Jazcko's replacement

May 25, 2012 by Steve Skutnik

Dr. MacFarlaneEarlier this week, embattled NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko announced he would be stepping down from his position contingent upon the confirmation of his replacement. Wasting no time, the Obama administration announced their nominee today, a mere three days after Jaczko's announcement. Their candidate? Dr. Allison...[read more]

Svinicki nomination at the Senate

May 16, 2012 by Dan Yurman

The White House finds itself in the role of supporting a Republican for reappointment to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionThe pretzel politics of life in Washington took on new twists this month. The White House nominated sitting NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki for another term over the objections of Senate Majority Leader Harry...[read more]

Jaczko denies everything

April 30, 2012 by Dan Yurman

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko has been in hot water recently over accusations of harassment, erratic behavior, and hair on fire temper tantrums.[read more]

NRC Tying the AP1000 Up In Knots

July 5, 2011 by Dan Yurman

New U.S. reactor projects could languish if anti-nuclear groups succeed in pushing ’ Fukushima “Concerns” to stall the AP1000 Certification This is my updated coverage in Fuel Cycle Week for June 23, 2011, V10:N430 published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC The four nuclear reactors most likely to be built in the U.S...[read more]