Thursday, May 24, 2012

Obama Names Nuke Waste Expert Allison Macfarlane to NRC

President Barack Obama has nominated an expert on nuclear waste to lead the federal agency that regulates the nation’s nuclear power plants.

She is Allison Macfarlane, who served on a presidential commission that studied new strategies to manage nuclear waste. Macfarlane wrote a book in 2006 that raised technical questions about a proposed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. She is an associate professor at George Mason University. WaPo