U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said he is resigning, as lawmakers, colleagues and an independent watchdog criticize what they said is a bullying style and mistreatment of female employees.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said one of the reactor cores at its stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant is more seriously damaged than previously thought, setting back the utility’s plan to resolve the crisis.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have signaled an effort to bar Nuclear Regulatory Commission member William Magwood from being chairman by excoriating him over an atomic-waste site, a safety advocate said.
Gregory Jaczko’s “propensity for angry outbursts and aggressive behavior” as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has created a toxic environment at the safety regulator, Republicans on a U.S. House panel said.
An independent investigation is needed of alleged lapses in the safety culture at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Representative Edward Markey said, citing worker concerns about a lack of management support.