NRC: Report Finds No Clear Violations

“This report underscores my belief,” said Gregory Jaczko. “I appreciate the inspector general’s independent investigation and am glad to put this behind us.”

NRC_SealOn the eve of the resignation of Gregory B. Jaczko, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the commission’s inspector general has issued a report that clears him of some of the charges against him.

Dr. Jaczko did not exceed his authority last year in directing his agency’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in Japan, despite his colleagues’ irritation over his management style, the office of the inspector general, Hubert Bell, determined. He did not make any unilateral decisions that affected companies that hold Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses, the report said.

The inspector general investigated a variety of actions that critics said were improper, but the new report did not find any clear violations. It said that Dr. Jaczko had broken with the practice of two previous commission chairmen but that was not against the rules.

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Source: Matthew L. Wald | The New York Times
Image: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission