BETHESDA, Md. — Centrus Energy Corp. (NYSE American: LEU) President and CEO Daniel B. Poneman released the following statement today on the appointment of Christopher Hanson as Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):
“Christopher Hanson is a highly qualified, experienced, and widely respected regulator. He is a great choice to lead the NRC at such an important time, as the agency continues to modernize and as a new generation of advanced reactors with inherent safety features move through the licensing process.
“We share Chairman Hanson’s gratitude to Chairman Svinicki for her many years of public service and accomplishments as NRC Commissioner and Chairman, and commend his commitment to assure the public adequate protection of health and safety in carrying out NRC’s regulatory responsibilities as the Commission addresses the new challenges and opportunities facing nuclear energy, particularly at a time when the need for clean energy has become increasingly urgent in the face of the global climate challenge.”