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Published: Monday, 5/21/2012

NRC chairman Jaczko says he will step down

ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA — The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will resign once a successor is confirmed to run the nuclear safety agency.

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said in a statement Monday that he plans to continue efforts to ensure public safety “in a different forum.”

His resignation comes after fellow NRC commissioners publicly described Jaczko as acting as a bully. Jaczko denied any wrongdoing but suggested that the commissioners talk to a third party to improve communications.

Jaczko led the NRC as its chief spokesman while the agency responded last year to a nuclear meltdown in Japan.



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