Obama nominates George Mason professor Allison M. Macfarlane as NRC chairman
May 24, 2012
Featured: Allison Macfarlane, associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Topic: Macfarlane’s nomination to lead Nuclear Regulatory Commission
“President Obama on Thursday nominated Allison M. Macfarlane, a professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University, to be the next chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Macfarlane, a geologist by training, served as a member of the White House Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which examined nuclear waste disposal.”
Graham Allison, Belfer Center director, and Albert Carnesale, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors and International Council, were quoted in “Nuclear waste expert tapped as top US nuclear regulator” from Reuters on May 25, 2012 regarding Macfarlane’s nomination.