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President Obama Names 2 Candidates for NRC Commissioner Openings

President Barack Obama announced that he will nominate Jeff Baran and Stephen Burns to the NRC to fill openings created by the recent departure of commissioner George Apostolakis and the upcoming departure of commissioner William Magwood.  Mr. Baran currently serves as the staff director for energy and environment for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Mr. Burns is currently the head of legal affairs for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developmentā€™s Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris.  Mr. Burns has previously served in various roles at the NRC, including that of general counsel.