NRC: Jaczko Could Be Around For a Bit

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggests that Jaczko could be re-nominated if his successor is not confirmed by June 30, 2013.

NRC_SealNuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko acknowledged that it could be a while before he steps down as head of the agency, despite announcing plans to resign this week.

And he declined to outright dismiss the possibility that he could be re-nominated to a second term as chairman if his successor is not confirmed by next year.

“Right now my focus is on nuclear safety and I have been privileged and honored to serve in this position, and right now I intend to continue to serve out my term,” Jaczko said at a press conference in Charlotte, N.C., the chairman’s first public appearance since announcing his plan to step down.

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Source: Andrew Restuccia | The Hill
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