President Clinton intends to appoint Greta Dicus as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Dicus, of Hot Springs, AK, has served on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 1996.
From 1994 to 1995, she was the director of the Board of Directors, US Enrichment Corp. She also served as chairman of the Board's Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulatory Affairs. Dicus was Arkansas liaison with the NRC, the commissioner of the Central States Low-Level Waste Compact Commission, and a member of the Governor's Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Group.
Dicus is a member of the Health Physics Society, Sigma Xi, and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors. She received her BA in Biological Science and her MA in Radiation Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas).
The NRC is responsible for ensuring adequate protection of public health and safety, the environment, and the common defense and security with respect to the use of nuclear materials for civilian purposes in the US. Activities licensed and regulated by the NRC include commercial nuclear power reactors; non-power research; test and training reactors; fuel cycle facilities; medical, academic, and industrial uses of nuclear materials; and the transportation, storage, and disposal of nuclear materials and waste.