February 17, 2004
President George W. Bush announced on February 12 his intention to nominate physicist Gregory B. Jaczko, PhD, to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008.
Mr. Jaczko currently serves as appropriations director for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and teaches a science and policy course at Georgetown University. Sen. Reid is strongly opposed to the NRC's plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Jaczko previously served as Sen. Reid's science policy advisor. Prior to this position, Mr. Jaczko worked for the U.S. Committee on Environment and Public Works. He earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.