Commissioner William Magwood should not be an issue regarding the timing of the vote. He is an NRC commissioner in good standing and has served as an honorable public servant for many years. We wish Mr. Magwood well as he leaves the NRC to become director of the non-government Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on Aug. 31.
This is a very important vote and opponents should not assume which way Mr. Magwood is going to vote. Nobody knows how Mr. Magwood will vote but his experience is very important regarding the issue of long-term storage and disposal of spent reactor fuel. (Wash Post, 8/21/2014)