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APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON COMMITTEE MEMBERS Robert W. Fri. Chair, is President of Resources for the Future, an independent nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, that conducts research and policy analysis on issues affecting natural resources ant! environmental quality. He received a B.A. in physics from Rice University ant! an M.B.A. from Harvarc! University. He has served in government as Deputy Administrator ofthe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1971-73) and Administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration (1975-77) ant! been a member of numerous committees advising government and resources industries. John F. Ahearne is Executive Director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in plasma physics from Princeton University. His professional interests are risk assessment and science policy. He was a commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1978-83) and its chairman ~ ~ 979-8 ~ ). He is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management and has served on a number of the Council's committees examining issues in risk assessment and the future of nuclear power. Jean M. Bahr is Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Institute for Environmental Studies, and Geological Engineering Program, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her B.A. degree in geology and geophysics from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied earth sciences (hydrogeology) from Stanford University. She is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. R. Darryl Banks is Director of the Program on Technology and the Environment at World Resources Institute in Washington, DC. He received his B.A. degree from Coe College anal, as Rhodes Scholar, his 129
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130 YUCCA MOUNTAIN STANDARDS Ph.D. from Oxford University. He has worker! in the U.S. Congress as a Congressional Science Fellow (1976-77) ant! a staff member of the Office of Technology Assessment (1977-781. He worked in the Office of Research and Development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( 1978-8 ~ ~ before becoming Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ~ ~ 983-92) where he specialized in hazardous waste management issues. Robert ]. Bu~nitz has been President of Future Resources Associates, Inc. in Berkeley, California since 1981 before which, he was at the U.S. Nuclear Regultory Commission (1978-1980) ant! was a member of the technical staff and held several management positions at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California (1967-781. He received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. in physics from Harvarc! University. His professional interests are in environmental impacts, hazards, and safety analysis, particularly of the nuclear fuel cycle. He has served on numerous investigative and advisory panels of scientific societies, government agencies, and the National Research Council. Sol Burstein, is a registered professional engineer and member of the National Academy of Engineering. He retired in 1987 as Vice Chairman and Director of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, the hol(ling company for Wisconsin Natural Gas Company and Wisconsin Electric Power Company, of which he also served as Vice President and Director. His career with Wisconsin Electric spanned 2 ~ years, prior to which he spent over ~ 9 years in engineering design and construction work at Stone & Webster. He currently is an independent consultant. He specializes in utility management and nuclear and mechanical engineering. He received a B.S.M.E. degree from Northeastern University and a D.Sc (hoe) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He has served on numerous industry and government advisory committees and is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. Melvin W. Carter is Neely Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering ant} Health Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He specializes in public health engineering ant! radiation protection. He received his B.S. degree in civil engineering ant} an M.S. in public health engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in radiological health from
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APPENDIXA - BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 131 the University of Florida. Before joining the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology, he had extensive experience in radiologic health as director of government laboratories, including the National Environmental Research Center in Las Vegas (196X-721. He is a Past President of the International Radiation Protection Association and has served on numerous advisory committee of scientific societies; he is also a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. Charles Fairhurst is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he has taught since 1956 after having received his B.Eng ant] Ph.D degrees in mining from Sheffield University, Englancl. His specialties are rock mechanics and mining engineering. He consults internationally on geologic isolation of radioactive wastes and rock mechanics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering en c} the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also Chairman of the National Research Council's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Committee. Charles McCombie is Technical Director of NAGRA, the Swiss Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste. He has 25 years experience in the nuclear field, more than ~ 5 of which are in radioactive waste management. He serves on a number of international committees advising European and international organizations on radioactive waste management issues. His formal training is in physics with a B.Sc from Aberdeen University, Scotland, ant! a Ph.D. from Bristol University, England. Fred M. Phillips is Professor of Hydrology, Department of Earth an Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He specializes in isotope hydrology and paleoclimatology. He received his B.A. clegree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Ph.D. in hydrology from the University of Arizona. Thomas H. Pigford has been Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley since 1959. He is an international consultant in the geologic disposal of radioactive waste. He specializes in the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear safety, environmental analysis of nuclear systems, and prediction of the release of radionuclides from buried solid
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132 YUCCA MOUNTAIN STANDARDS waste ant! their transport through geologic media. He has receiver] many awards for his achievements in engineering, including the Robert E. Wilson Aware] and the Service to Society Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Arthur H. Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society, and the John Wesley Powell Award from the U.S. Geological Survey. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has server! on many of the panels and boards of the National Research Council. He was a member of the Presidential Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. He is Scientific Master for the U.S. District Court, Hanford Nuclear Reservation Litigation. He earner] a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. and Sc.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Arthur C. Upton is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and currently is Clinical Professor of Environmental ant] Community Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well as Clinical Professor of both Pathology and Radiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine ant! has served on numerous committees of the National Research Council, prominently including the series on biological effects of ionizing radiation. He received a B.A. and M.D. from the University of Michigan. Chris G. Whipple is Vice President of ICE Kaiser Engineers in Oakland, California. He holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D degree in engineering science from the California Institute of Technology. His professional interests are in risk assessment, and he has consulted widely in this field for private clients and government agencies. Prior to joining ICE Kaiser Engineers, he conducted work in this and related fields at the Electric Power Research Institute (1974-901. He served on the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management from 1985 to 1995, ant! as its Chair from 1992 to March 1995. Gilbert F. White is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Geography and Emeritus Director of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a specialist in the social and economic aspects of natural hazards, particularly those associated with water
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APPENDIXA - BIOGRAPHICAL INFORM TION 133 resources. He has served in many government and academic posts, inclucling as Presicient of Haverforc! College (1946-55) anti Professor of Geography at the University of Chicago (1956-69) before joining the University of Colorado in 1970. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1987) and the Hubbarc] Medal of the National Geographic Society ~ ~ 9941. He has served on numerous advisory committees for scientific societies, governments, ant! the National Research Council. He also chairec! the Technical Review Committee on Socio-Economic Effects of Nuclear Waste Disposal for the State of Nevada. He received S.B, S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in geography from the University of Chicago and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences ant! a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Susan D. Wiltshire is Vice President of IK Research Associates, Inc. in Beverly, MA. She specializes in public policy formulation, strategic planning, and citizen and community involvement in technical programs. She has been a member of a number of National Research Council committees, including the Board on Radioactive Waste Management, ant] has been president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. She serves on advisory committees to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Council on Radiation Protection en c! Measurements. She holds a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida.
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