Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797

Katie Brown (202) 224-2160                

Inhofe Congratulates Ostendorff on NRC Confirmation   

Washington D.C.-Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today congratulated William Ostendorff on his reconfirmation to serve another term as a Commissioner at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  Ostendorff was confirmed in the Senate last night by unanimous consent.

"I am pleased that Commissioner Ostendorff has been reconfirmed by unanimous consent to continue to serve as a Commissioner at the NRC," Senator Inhofe said. "The public is best served by a full commission and Ostendorff's extensive knowledge, both of nuclear reactor operations and the national security issues surrounding it, is vital now as the NRC unravels the lessons-learned from the Fukushima accident and works to issue the first reactor licenses in thirty years.

"There is no doubt that Commissioner Ostendorff, with his stellar qualifications and his dedication to ensuring a safe, reliable supply of domestic energy, will continue to be a valuable asset at the NRC.  I look forward to working with him again as he continues his important role as a Commissioner."