The President today announced the five persons whom he will appoint as members of the Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee.
The Committee was established by Executive order on March 18, 1980, in response to recommendations of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (the Kemeny Commission). The Committee will monitor the progress of the utilities and their suppliers, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other Federal agencies, and State and local authorities in implementing the Kemeny Commission's recommendations and in improving the safety of nuclear power. The Committee will be in operation for at least 2 years and will report periodically to the President and the public on its findings.
The five members of the Committee will be:
BRUCE BABBITT, Governor of Arizona, who will serve as Chairman. Babbitt was a member of the Kemeny Commission.
JOHN DEUTCH, professor of chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former Under Secretary of Energy.
MARVIN L. GOLDBERGER, a physicist and president of California Institute of Technology. Goldberger was formerly a professor of physics at Princeton University and was a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee.
PATRICK E. HAGGERTY, of Dallas, Tex., who was president and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments until his retirement in 1976. Haggerty is chairman of the board of trustees of Rockefeller University and a trustee of the University of Dallas. He was a member of the Kemeny Commission.
HAROLD W. LEWIS, professor of physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and former director of the Quantum Institute there.