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New York, Oct 23, 2009

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The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), an organizational member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the appointment of Douglas Walters as vice president for regulatory affairs. Mr. Walters will lead NEI’s regulatory affairs in areas including generic nuclear energy facility technical and management issues; safety-focused regulation and interaction with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; used fuel management; material licensees; and activities supporting the development of new nuclear plants.

Mr. Walters has been with NEI and its predecessor organizations since 1991, and previously served as a senior director for new nuclear plant development. Prior to joining NEI, Walters held engineering and licensing positions at Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., where he was involved in the construction and operation of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant. Mr. Walters holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from York College.

“Doug has an excellent background in regulatory issues that are vital to both the current nuclear energy facilities and the development of new reactors,” said Marvin S. Fertel, NEI president and chief executive officer. “He has been responsible for some of the industry’s most significant issues in recent years, including license renewal for operating reactors and security issues during significant upgrades at nuclear power plants after 2001. Since January, Doug has been responsible for coordinating the nuclear energy industry’s activities on new nuclear plant development.”

The Nuclear Energy Institute is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI’s objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.

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