National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NPC Luncheon with Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

July 18, 2011 12:30 PM

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Location: Ballroom

Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon on Monday, July 18.

Jaczko will talk about lessons learned by the nuclear power industry in the aftermath of Japan’s March 11 Fukushima nuclear disaster, which stands as the most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The NRC is scheduled to meet on July 19 to consider a report on the Fukushima disaster and how it pertains to the US nuclear industry.

In May of 2009, President Obama appointed Jaczko chairman of the NRC, where he had served as a commissioner since 2005. Before Fukushima, Jaczko and the commission had been working to reinvigorate the US nuclear sector. Electric utilities had been planning to begin building nuclear plants again after 30 years of inactivity, but in light of the Japan disaster, new questions have arisen.

The July 18 luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Jaczko’s remarks will begin at 1:00, followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by calling (202) 662-7501 or reservations@press.org. Cost of luncheon admission is $18 for National Press Club members, $29 for their guests and $36 for general admission.

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Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID.