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Senate Confirms 2 New NRC Commissioners

The Senate has confirmed Jeff Baran and Stephen Burns to the NRC to fill openings created by the recent departures of commissioner George Apostolakis and commissioner William Magwood.  Mr. Baran most recently served as the staff director for energy and environment for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Mr. Burns most recently served as the head of legal affairs for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developmentā€™s Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris.  Mr. Burns has also served in various roles at the NRC, including that of general counsel.  With this addition, the NRC will have a total of five commissioners.