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June 4th, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C. The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) shared the following statement in response to the Senate's vote in favor of confirming NRC Chair Christopher Hanson to serve for another term. This statement may be attributed to NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald:

"We are so pleased that today, the Senate confirmed Christopher Hanson to serve another term as Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Chair Hanson understands the importance of nuclear energy for meeting our climate and energy challenge. He has promoted effective and efficient licensing reviews, prioritized agency independence, and helped maintain public confidence in the NRC as a trusted safety regulator. Looking ahead, we expect his continued tenure will help ensure more effective, efficient, and predictable regulation at the NRC as the nation seeks to deploy new nuclear technologies." 


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The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) is a non-profit think-and-do-tank working to enable nuclear power as a global solution to mitigate climate change. Through policy analysis, research, and education, we are catalyzing the next era of nuclear energy. Our organization is funded primarily through charitable grants and philanthropic donations from climate-concerned individuals and organizations.