Roberson nominated for NRC commissioner position

Jessie Hill Roberson nominated for NRC spot

President Obama nominated Jessie Hill Roberson as a commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Roberson has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, holding senior roles at CH2M Hill and Exelon (NYSE: EXC). She also worked as assistant secretary for environmental management at the U.S. Department of Energy. She is currently the vice chairman of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, a position she has held since 2010.

Commissioner Stephen Burns was named chairman in January following the resignation of Allison Macfarlane. Roberson fills the fifth and final vacant spot at the NRC. The nomination now goes to the Senate for confirmation.

“The nuclear energy industry believes the nation is best served by a fully functioning, five-member commission to carry out the NRC’s safety mission, and looks forward to learning more about Ms. Roberson’s views during the confirmation process,” said Marvin Fertel, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute.

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