Susan Walsh, File, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says allegations that he mistreats women are, in his words, "categorically untrue."
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko says he has "the utmost respect" for men and women at the nuclear agency, which oversees safety at the nation's 104 commercial reactors.
A Democrat, Jaczko has led the NRC since 2009. He called an impromptu news conference Friday to address months-old claims about his behavior that resurfaced this week in a dispute over the reappointment of Republican Kristine Svinicki to the NRC.
Svinicki was one of four NRC members who told Congress last year that Jaczko was an intimidating bully who was responsible for a tense work environment. They said women felt particularly threatened.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Svinicki to a new term.
- As Ferguson verdict is read, protesters in...
- Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
- Ferguson businesses torched in overnight...
- Why Salt Lake City is one of the best cities...
- Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon...
- In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse...
- Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached...
- At least 17 killed in Egypt by building collapse
- President Obama's immigration reforms... 65
- As Ferguson verdict is read, protesters... 59
- Pastors opposed to same-sex marriage... 45
- Obama: Americans want 'new car smell'... 29
- Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in... 25
- Fact check: Obama's claims on illegal... 18
- Winners and losers under Obama's... 18
- Under pressure, Hagel steps down as... 15