Posted on June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, June 26 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to confirm Kristine Svinicki as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
“I am glad the Senate today confirmed Kristine Svinicki as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission—the agency overseeing our 99 nuclear power reactors, which provide 20 percent of our nation’s electricity and more than 60 percent of our carbon-free electricity.”
Alexander continued: “I look forward to working with Chairman Svinicki as she leads the agency responsible for maintaining our gold-standard of safety for nuclear reactors; breaking the nuclear waste stalemate by licensing private interim storage sites and Yucca Mountain; extending reactor licenses from 60 to 80 years, where it is safe to do so; and licensing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.”
Alexander serves as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee which oversees funding for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
For access to this release and the senator’s other statements, click here.