President of Canada's Nuclear Regulator Reappointed

Canada has reappointed the head of the organization that oversees nuclear power in that country.

Michael Binder. Source: CNSCOn Friday, the Canadian government appointed Michael Binder to serve another five-year term as president of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, according to a release. He has held the position since January of 2008, when he was first selected to lead Canada's equivalent of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Binder holds a PhD in physics from the University of Alberta, according to his CNSC biography, although his background as an executive is diverse. He has also served in leadership roles at Industry Canada, as well as the country's Department of Communications, Office of the Comptroller General, Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, Defence Research Board and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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