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Gregory B. Jaczko
Gregory B. Jaczko

Gregory B. Jaczko

Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Gregory Jaczko is the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), where he handled the American government’s response to the Fukushima meltdown. After leaving the NRC, he wrote “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator” and founded the wind energy company Wind Future LLC.


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"Despite working in the industry for more than a decade, I now believe that nuclear power’s benefits are no longer enough to risk the welfare of people living near these plants. I became so convinced that, years after departing office, I’ve now made alternative energy development my new career, leaving nuclear power behind. The current and potential costs — in lives and dollars — are just too high."

Friday, May 17, 2019

"All 104 nuclear power reactors now in operation in the United States have a safety problem that cannot be fixed and they should be replaced with newer technology, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Shutting them all down at once is not practical, he said, but he supports phasing them out rather than trying to extend their lives."

Monday, April 8, 2013
"I think the current type of reactors we have in this country will always operate kind of on this narrow precipice of safe operation and catastrophe on the other side."
Friday, January 25, 2019

Gregory Jaczko recounts his time with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, for which he served as chair from 2009-2012.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019