I wish we had people of this calibre in our government. Pete understands the real health effects of nuclear radiation. I met him at two Gordon Research Conferences on nuclear energy and waste (in the late 1990s). He was instrumental in setting up the DOE's Low Dose Radiation Research Program.
"From 1997 to 2003, Dr. Lyons was assigned by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to serve as Science Advisor on the staff of U.S. Senator Pete Domenici and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he focused on military and civilian uses of nuclear technology, national science policy, and nuclear non-proliferation."
Dr. Peter B. Lyons Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Peter B. Lyons was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, April 14, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
“Pete Lyons’ depth of expertise and experience make him uniquely qualified for this role, and I am confident he will continue to serve the Department, the President and the Nation with distinction,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “I applaud the Senate for quickly taking action to approve his nomination, and I look forward to our work together to ensure that safe nuclear power plays an important role in America’s clean energy future.”