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June 19, 2021

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Sisolak names head of agency at forefront of Yucca Mountain fight

Fred Dilger

Fred Dilger

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Fred Dilger as the executive director for the state Agency for Nuclear Projects.

Dilger “has been at the forefront in our state’s efforts in nuclear waste policy and in halting the Yucca Mountain project,” Sisolak said in a statement. “I am confident his dedication and expertise will continue to lead the Agency of Nuclear Projects and our great state of Nevada in the right direction.” 

Dilger, who received his Ph.D from Arizona State University, will replace Bob Halstead, who retired in July after serving in the position for 11 years.

Halstead led the state’s fight against the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Dilger has most recently served as administrator for the Agency for Nuclear Projects and has also worked with Black Mountain Research and with Clark County Comprehensive Planning.

He was appointed to the Nevada High Speed Rail Authority by former Gov. Brian Sandoval.