Analysis: Plucking a stick from the nuclear mud
In the end, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko had become a stick in the mud. His penchant for stirring controversy - whether in dealing with women workers, addressing Yucca Mountain or pressing for safety reform after the Japanese nuclear meltdown - had become an excuse for inaction, frustration and gridlock inside the nuclear community.
On Monday, it appeared Jaczko appreciated this reality when he announced he was resigning as soon as a replacement was found.
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