VICTORY: Industry Executive Blocked From Utah Nuclear Regulatory Board
When Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Senate appointed EnergySolutions executive David Shrum to the Radiation Control Board, an advisory panel that helps set policy for the state’s radioactive materials regulation program, it jeopardized the board’s effectiveness and created a conflict of interest. But Ty Markham started a MoveOn Petition urging opposing Shrum’s appointment to the board. After public pressure, the Office of Legislative Auditor General launched audit on the appointment that prompted senators to rescind Shrum’s nomination.