Obama Nominates Professor for NRC Seat

Four days after the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, announced his plans to resign, President Obama has selected George Mason University professor Allison Macfarlane to fill a seat on the five-member NRC.

Macfarlane has been an associate professor of environmental science and policy since 2006, and was a member of the president's blue ribbon commission on nuclear waste that issued a report earlier this year. She was previously a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.