Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kenneth M. Carr, Admiral Chaired Nuclear Panel

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kenneth M. Carr, Admiral Chaired Nuclear Panel

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Kenneth M. Carr, a retired Navy vice admiral and nuclear submariner who in retirement served five years on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the last two as chairman, died Nov. 15 at a retirement center in Cleveland. He was 90.

The cause was pneumonia and lung cancer, said a nephew, Richard Pace.

Adm. Carr retired in 1985 after a 43-year Navy career that began during World War II aboard an assault landing craft in the Pacific. In his final active-duty assignment, he was deputy and chief of staff to the commander-in-chief of the Atlantic fleet and the Atlantic Command.

He was appointed in 1986 to the NRC, the federal agency that regulates commercial nuclear power. As chairman, he said one of his primary missions would be to press the search for ways to overcome public opposition to nuclear power plants. …

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