Feature ArticleThe NRC: Observations on commissioner appointmentsNuclear NewsPower & OperationsFebruary 26, 2021, 4:59PM|Steven P. Nesbit and Paul T. DickmanIn 2015, we wrote an article for Nuclear News analyzing the history of commissioners appointed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and assessing their backgrounds, experience, and qualifications at the time of their appointment. At the time, ANS had not established a formal position statement on NRC commissioner appointees. Our article provided an objective assessment of historical patterns and was used to develop ANS position statement #77, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2016). This article draws upon the 2015 article and provides updated data and analysis. Also, the recommendations of the position statement are applied to the current vacancy on the commission.To continue reading, log in or create a free account!