Murkowski Comment on NRC Chairman Jaczko’s Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following reaction to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s resignation.

“Chairman Jaczko’s resignation is essential to restoring the NRC’s reputation and effectiveness. Given the Inspector General’s previous findings, the unprecedented letter of concern about his management style and treatment of career employees by the entire bipartisan commission, and the fact that a second report from the Inspector General is expected soon – Jaczko’s resignation is both long overdue and unsurprising.

“The important thing now is for the Senate to receive a qualified nominee to replace Chairman Jaczko and to confirm him or her, as well as Commissioner Kristine Svinicki, in a timely manner to ensure that the NRC can function effectively. It’s important that Jaczko’s replacement be of the highest professional caliber and moral character.”

Murkowski is the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.