THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAUL CRAIG TO THE NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Paul P.
Craig of Martinez, California, to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
Dr. Craig is a Professor Emeritus of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. His work has focused on energy policy issues associated with energy efficiency and sustainable development. Dr. Craig is a member of the Sierra Club's National Task Force on Nuclear Waste Management and of the National Academy of Sciences' Board on Radioactive Waste Management. From 1971 to 1975 Dr. Craig served as the Deputy and Acting Director of the Office of Energy Research and Development Policy which provided policy analysis in support of the Science Advisor to the President and the Office of Management and Budget. Dr. Craig holds a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in physics from the California Institute of Technology.
The Board, established in the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments of 1987, is charged with evaluating the scientific and technical validity of activities undertaken by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its program to manage and dispose of the nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. The major task facing members of the Board will be to evaluate the scientific and technical validity of the DOE's site characterization work at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada. In 1998 the DOE intends to assess the viability of the site as a permanent repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste.