THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Paris, France) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 16, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GRETA DICUS AS CHAIR OF THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Today President Clinton announced his intention to appoint Greta Dicus as Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Ms. Greta Dicus, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, has served on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 1996. From 1994 to 1995, Ms. Dicus was Director of the Board of Directors, U.S. Enrichment Corporation. She also served as Chairman of the Board's Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Dicus served as Arkansas Liaison with the NRC, Commissioner of the Central States Low-Level Waste Compact Commission, and member of the Governor's Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Group. Ms. Dicus is a member of the Health Physics Society, Sigma Xi, and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors. Ms. Dicus received her B.A. in Biological Science and her M.A. in Radiation Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
The NRC 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.