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Nuclear chief Svinicki re-appointed to NRC

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new 5-year term, abc news, By MATTHEW DALY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, WASHINGTON — May 23, 2017  Trump had previously named her to lead the five-member panel through June. Svinicki, a Republican and a nuclear engineer, has served on the commission since 2008.

Trump also nominated two other Republicans to fill out the commission: Annie Caputo, a Senate aide and former Exelon executive, and former South Carolina Public Service Commission Chairman David Wright.

All three appointments require confirmation by the Senate.

The NRC oversees the nation’s fleet of commercial nuclear power plants, as well as storage and disposal of nuclear waste and other issues related to nuclear power.

Svinicki has worked at the Energy Department and as a GOP aide to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Trump has proposed $120 million to revive the dormant Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, and Svinicki’s appointment was seen by supporters as a boost to that project.

Svinicki is considered supportive of Yucca Mountain, which most Nevada lawmakers strongly oppose…….

May 24, 2017 - Posted by | general

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