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Allison Macfarlane – Rebecca Costa

The Honorable Allison M. Macfarlane was sworn in as chairman of the
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on July 9, 2012. She was nominated by
President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to a term expiring June 30,
2013. On July 1, 2013, Dr. Macfarlane was reconfirmed for a 5 year
term. Dr. Macfarlane, an expert on nuclear waste issues, holds a
doctorate in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a
bachelor’s of science degree in geology from the University of
Rochester. Prior to beginning her term as the NRC’s 15th chairman, Dr.
Macfarlane was an associate professor of environmental science and
policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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