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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 14, 1995
                         REGULATORY COMMISSION

President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Greta Joy Dicus of Arkansas to serve as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ms. Dicus is the Director of the Division of Radiation Control and Emergency Management at the Arkansas Department of Health. She was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate in February 1994 as a Member of the Board of the United States Enrichment Corporation. In addition to these duties, Ms. Dicus also serves as Arkansas State liaison to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In 1992, she received the Ed Blanche Memorial Award in Special Recognition of the Significant Contribution to the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program, presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region VI. Ms. Dicus holds a B.A. in biology from Texas Women's University and an M.A. in radiation biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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.