NRC Veteran Appointed Chairman

Posted by NucNet on 29 December 2014 in NucNet

Security & Safety
Stephen Burns, a 33-year veteran of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been designated by President Barack Obama as the commission’s new chairman with effect from 1 January 2015. Mr Burns, who has been an NRC commissioner since November 2014, will become the commission’s 16th chairman. He succeeds Allison Macfarlane, who is stepping down to take a position at George Washington University.