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Director Of Nuclear Services Provides Comment on NRC Waste Storage


January 20, 2011

Dr. Andrew Kadak, Director of Exponent's Nuclear Services, was quoted  in The Energy Daily (Jan. 18th edition - subscription required). Dr. Kadak, a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB), commented on their recently completed report where the NRC declared waste storage safe for 60 years.    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released its revised "waste confidence" decision in the December 23rd Federal Register.   Dr. Kadak was the primary author of the report.  He leads Exponent’s Nuclear Services expertise in addressing problems of national and international significance.  Dr. Kadak’s responsibilities include regulatory strategy development and compliance assessment. He was appointed by President Bush to serve on the US Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board in 2005. 

The NWTRB is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government who's sole purpose is to provide independent scientific and technical oversight of the Department of Energy's program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.   Its eleven members are appointed by the President from a list of nominees submitted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The NAS makes its  nominations based solely on eminence and expertise of the candidates in relevant scientific and engineering disciplines.  Also serving on this board from Exponent is Dr. Ron Latanison.