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Appendix B Acknowledgement of Reviewers This report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with the procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the NRC in making its published report as sound as possible, and to ensure that the report meets NRC institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their review of this report: Mead A. Alli- son, University of Texas; Donald F. Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies; John J. Cassidy (retired), Bechtel Corporation; Gerald E. Galloway, University of Maryland; Robert A. Holman, Oregon State University; David H. Moreau, University of North Carolina; William K. Nuttle; Denise J. Reed, University of New Orleans; and Robert R. Twilley, Louisiana State University. Although these reviewers provided constructive comments and sug- gestions, they were not asked to endorse the report’s conclusions and recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Frank H. Stillinger, Princeton University, who was appointed by the NRC’s Report Review Committee and by David A. Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University, who was appointed by the NRC’s Division on Earth and Life Studies. Drs. Stillinger and Dzombak were responsible for ensuring that an independ- ent examination of this report was conducted in accordance with NRC institutional procedures and that all review comments received full con- sideration. Responsibility for this report’s final contents rests entirely with the authoring committee and the NRC. 47

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