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The Washington Post

Regarding Gregory Jaczko’s May 19 Outlook essay, “Atomic power can’t save us”: For about 60 years, we Tidewater residents have been knowingly living cheek to jowl with the uninterrupted design,......


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Bob Meinetz on May 25, 2019 8:28 am GMT

According to an anti-nuclear nutcase/misogynist, no. But why are we asking one?

"A report by Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General Hubert T. Bell accused Jaczko of 'strategically' withholding information from his colleagues in an effort to keep plans for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository from advancing.

In October 2011, all the other four NRC commissioners—two Democrats and two Republicans—sent a letter to the White House expressing 'grave concern' about Jaczko's actions at the NRC. On December 14, 2011, Commissioner William Ostendorff, a Republican, told a House oversight committee that Jaczko's 'bullying and intimidation... should not and cannot be tolerated.'

At a House Government Reform and Oversight Committee hearing on December 14, 2011, NRC Commissioner William Magwood, a fellow Democrat, testified about what he called Jaczko's abusive behavior towards employees, especially female subordinates. 'One woman told me that she felt the chairman was actually irritated with someone else, but took it out on her,' Magwood said. 'Another said she was angry at herself for being brought to tears in front of male colleagues. A third described how she couldn’t stop shaking after her experience. She sat, talking with her supervisor until she could calm down sufficiently to drive home.'

A report by the majority Republicans on the Government Reform and Oversight Committee detailed incidents indicating what House Republicans called Jaczko's 'propensity for angry outbursts and aggressive behavior.' A 2012 NRC Office of Inspector General report cleared him of such allegations.Top House Republicans called on President Obama to dismiss Jaczko.

Jaczko resigned in May 2012."

 Apparently antinukes have had to lower the bar a bit to counter the current tide of pro-nuclear support.

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