THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. SHIRLEY A. JACKSON CHAIR OF THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intention to designate Dr. Shirley A. Jackson of New Jersey, Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission upon her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dr. Jackson is a Professor of Physics at Rutgers University and for the past sixteen years has been a theoretical physicist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Public Service Enterprise Group, parent company of the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, and she is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Advisory Council. Dr. Jackson holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is responsible for ensuring adequate protection of the public health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment with respect to the use of nuclear materials for civilian purposes in the United States. Activities licensed and regulated by the Commission include commercial nuclear power reactors, non-power research, test and training reactors, fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic and industrial uses of nuclear materials, and the transportation, storage and disposal of nuclear materials and waste.