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NRC Chief Withheld Information on Yucca Plans, Watchdog Says

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko selectively provided information to colleagues to keep plans for the Yucca Mountain waste dump from advancing, the agency’s inspector general said.

The chairman “was not forthcoming with the other commissioners about his intent to stop work” on the Nevada site, according to a report by Inspector General Hubert T. Bell that also questioned Jaczko’s management style. “Jaczko acknowledged that he sometimes loses his temper,” Bell said in the report published today.