Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Susan D. Wiltshire, Chair, is vice president of JK Research Associates, Inc., in Hamilton, Massachusetts, consulting in the areas of radioactive waste management, public involvement in policy and technical decisions, and risk communication. Ms. Wiltshire has served on a number of National Research Council committees, including the Board on Radioactive Waste Management. She is a former chairman of the elected Board of Selectmen, chief executive body of the town of Hamilton, former president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and current chairman of the board of Northeast Health Systems, Inc. Ms. Wiltshire wrote the 1993 U.S. League of Women Voters publication A Nuclear Waste Primer and serves on the League's Nuclear Waste Education Project Planning Committee. She received a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida and has been trained as a mediator.

Robert J. Ahrens is lead scientist, soil taxonomy, for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service), U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has extensive experience in mapping soils and is an expert in soil genesis, morphology, and soil classification. His research activities center around the genesis of soils derived from the tephras of Mount St. Helens. He earned his Ph.D. in agronomy (soil science) from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Gloria Anderson has been an active member of the League of Women Voters in California for 30 years. She was natural resources director of the League of Women Voters of California for four years. During the past nine years, she has worked on public participation projects relating to low-level radioactive waste disposal facility siting in California and on hazardous waste management planning in San Bernardino County. She has authored public participation guidebooks published by the league and a manual for local assessment committees involved in the siting of specified hazardous waste facilities. She received a B.S. in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in speech from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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--> Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Susan D. Wiltshire, Chair, is vice president of JK Research Associates, Inc., in Hamilton, Massachusetts, consulting in the areas of radioactive waste management, public involvement in policy and technical decisions, and risk communication. Ms. Wiltshire has served on a number of National Research Council committees, including the Board on Radioactive Waste Management. She is a former chairman of the elected Board of Selectmen, chief executive body of the town of Hamilton, former president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and current chairman of the board of Northeast Health Systems, Inc. Ms. Wiltshire wrote the 1993 U.S. League of Women Voters publication A Nuclear Waste Primer and serves on the League's Nuclear Waste Education Project Planning Committee. She received a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida and has been trained as a mediator. Robert J. Ahrens is lead scientist, soil taxonomy, for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service), U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has extensive experience in mapping soils and is an expert in soil genesis, morphology, and soil classification. His research activities center around the genesis of soils derived from the tephras of Mount St. Helens. He earned his Ph.D. in agronomy (soil science) from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Gloria Anderson has been an active member of the League of Women Voters in California for 30 years. She was natural resources director of the League of Women Voters of California for four years. During the past nine years, she has worked on public participation projects relating to low-level radioactive waste disposal facility siting in California and on hazardous waste management planning in San Bernardino County. She has authored public participation guidebooks published by the league and a manual for local assessment committees involved in the siting of specified hazardous waste facilities. She received a B.S. in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in speech from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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--> Charles A. Baskerville is professor of geology in the Department of Physics/Earth Sciences at Central Connecticut State University. He retired from the U.S. Geological Suryey as a project chief specializing in urban engineering, geologic mapping, and research in landslide processes. He was a dean and professor of engineering geology at the City University of New York. He served as commonwealth visiting professor of geology at George Mason University. He has served on several panels of the National Research Council (NRC) and as consultant to the New York State Department of Environmental Protection's Water Tunnel Project. He received a Ph.D. in geology from New York University. Randy L. Bassett is a professor of environmental geochemistry in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona. His research interests include stable isotope geochemistry, chemical modeling, flow and transport of contaminants, and mass transfer geochemistry. He is currently on the editorial review board for Groundwater . He was on the board of directors of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers and was honored as Darcy distinguished lecturer. Dr. Bassett presently serves on the Scientific and Industrial Advisory Committee for the Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research. He formerly served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposal Review Panel and on a Radioactive Waste Panel for Argonne National Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in geochemistry from Stanford University in 1977. Lynda L. Brothers is a partner in the Seattle office of the national law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine and specializes in environmental, natural resource, energy, and administrative law. She received a B.S. in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in biology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She was deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), 1978-1980, and assistant director, Washington Department of Ecology, prior to entering private practice. Her law practice deals with the regulation, transportation, and disposal of radioactive, hazardous, and solid wastes as well as the regulation of water and air emissions. Halina Brown is professor of environmental health and chair of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Clark University. Her present research interests include the use of science in public policy, the effects of pollution and industrial development in Poland on cancer mortality, U.S. and European environmental health policy, and corporate hazard management in developing countries. Prior to joining Clark University, she was a chief

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--> toxicologist for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Dr. Brown has served on numerous state and national advisory panels, including most recently the National Research Council Committee to Review Risk Management in the DOE’s Environmental Restoration Program, Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Science Advisory Board, and National Science Foundation proposal review panels. She is a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from New York University in 1975. Gail A. Cederberg is a consulting environmental engineer specializing in hydrology. Her work focuses on hazardous waste investigations, design and implementation of remedial actions, modeling ground water flow and geochemical transport, and regulatory policy and analysis. She developed TRANQL, a finite element coupled transport-geochemical reaction model, to investigate the transport of metals in ground water systems. She served as the chairperson and peer reviewer for the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research Review’s Panels on Field Research Modeling and Multicomponent Predictive Modeling Subprograms. She was a member of a DOE Subsurface Science Program, Workshop Advisory Panel. Dr. Cederberg received her Ph.D. in civil engineering (hydrology and water resources specialty) from Stanford University. John L. Croes is an assistant vice president/senior program manager with Science Applications International Corporation. He has chaired several international environmental and waste management conferences that have had major impacts on approaches now taken by the industry. He has been involved with many large programs, including the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management’s High-Level Waste Program, and has helped develop quality assurance programs for various other waste management programs. He holds an engineering degree from Tennessee Technological University and spent several years on the Apollo and Skylab programs. He has received many awards, including the 1994 Person of the Year award by the Energy and Environmental Division of the American Society of Quality Control. William P. Dornsife is director of the Bureau of Radiation Protection at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. In this position he is responsible for providing overall planning, direction, and implementation of all state radiation programs. He sits on the Executive Committee of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Forum and is chairperson-elect of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and a full member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. He also chairs the U.S. EPA

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--> National Advisory Committee on Environmental Policy and Technology's Subcommittee on Radiation Cleanup Regulation. Mr. Dornsife is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He received his M.S. in nuclear engineering from Ohio State University. John E. Ebel is a professor of geophysics at Boston College and director of Weston Observatory of Boston College. A specialist in earthquake seismology and seismic hazards, he supervises the operation of a regional seismic network in New England to monitor earthquake activity in the northeastern United States. He is a former chairman of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America and is editor-in-chief of Seismological Research Letters. He received his Ph.D. in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology. William R. Freudenburg is a professor of rural sociology and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a specialist on the human aspects of risk assessment and risk management and has done extensive research on nuclear and other energy technologies. He currently chairs Section K (Social, Economic, and Political Sciences) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on several NRC committees and federal advisory committees relating to energy and waste management issues. He was the first congressional fellow from the American Sociological Association to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Freudenburg received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University in 1979. Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., is distinguished scientist and professor of geology at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was given the first Geological Society of America Distinguished Service Award in 1988 after serving as editor of the GSA Bulletin. He has served on and presided over many committees for the federal, state, and international communities. He was president of the Geological Society of America. Currently, he is serving as president of the American Geological Institute, member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management, member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Nuclear Reactor Safety Research Review Committee, and codirector of the Institute of Geotechnology at the University of Tennessee. His primary research is directed toward the evolution of continental crust through the formation of mountain chains. He received his Ph.D. in structural geology at the University of Tennessee.

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--> Carol Hornibrook manages the Electric Power Research Institute's low-level waste and radiation protection research. The program focuses on minimizing the volumes of waste generated at nuclear power plants, using advanced technologies to optimize liquid waste processing and better define the impacts of low-level waste disposal. In addition, Ms. Hornibrook presents information on utility low-level waste issues at courses offered at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her B.S. in biology from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and an M.S. degree in urban and environmental planning from Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute. Janet A. Johnson is a senior radiation scientist with Shepherd Miller, Inc., with more than 30 years of experience in radiation protection. She has a B.S. degree in chemistry, M.S. in radiation biology, and Ph.D. in environmental health. Dr. Johnson is a certified health physicist and a certified industrial hygienist. Her principal areas of expertise include environmental radiation risk assessment, waste management, and radiation protection training. She currently serves on the Colorado Hazardous Waste Commission and the Governor's Radiation Advisory Board and is a member of the Radiation Advisory Committee of the EPA's Science Advisory Board. Linda L. Lehman is the president of L. Lehman & Associates, Inc., a hydrogeologic consulting firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Moscow, Russia. Most of her work involves technical and regulatory analysis of nuclear and hazardous waste disposal facilities. She has been a consultant to several states, compacts, Indian nations, the Commission of European Communities, major oil companies, and the nuclear industry on nuclear or environmental regulation in the United States and Russia. She received an M.S. degree in hydrogeology from the University of South Florida. Robert Meyer is vice president of Keystone Scientific, Inc. In this capacity he is involved in radionuclide and chemical dose reconstructions for the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility, near Denver, Colorado, and the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. Dr. Meyer was vice president in charge of Chem-Nuclear Systems' contract with Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1992 and was responsible for initial efforts to site the Appalachian Compact's LLW facility. He has served on the Radiation Advisory Committee of the EPA's Science Advisory Board and is currently a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. He has also served as a

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--> consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, coauthoring a report on cleanup after accidental releases of radioactive materials. Dr. Meyer received his Ph.D. in radiation biology from Colorado State University. Della M. Roy is professor emerita of materials science at the Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include materials synthesis and characterization in inorganic, ceramic, cement, and mineral systems and nuclear and chemical waste management. She is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of Cement and Concrete Research. She has been very active in professional associations and is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Concrete Institute, the Mineralogical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Roy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on several committees, including the president's committee. She received her Ph.D. in mineralogy from Pennsylvania State University. Miklos D.G. Salamon is professor of mining engineering and past head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He has been a mining engineer and has directed research into safety in mines and the development of advanced mining technology for over 40 years. Dr. Salamon has held various research and/or teaching appointments in England, South Africa, Australia, and the U.S. He is an international consultant specializing in mining technology and mine safety, and has participated in the investigation of several major mining disasters. He was a member of the Commission of Inquiry into Safety and Health in the Mining Industry that submitted its report to the president of the Republic of South Africa in 1995. Dr. Salamon received his Ph.D. in mining engineering from King's College, University of Durham, United Kingdom. Leonard C. Slosky is president of Slosky and Company, an environmental consulting firm in Denver, Colorado. He specializes in environmental site assessments, subsurface investigations, site remediation, human health risk assessment, and hazardous and radioactive waste management. He has served as a consultant to the state of Nevada and Clark County, Nevada, on high-level nuclear waste. He has conducted independent reviews of the Rocky Flats Plant (Plutonium Vulnerability Assessment) and the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP Blue Ribbon Panel). He has been executive director of the Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Board since 1983. He received

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--> a B.A. in environmental technology assessment from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Arthur A. Socolow is presently a consulting geologist specializing in environmental subjects, including site evaluation, mineral resource issues, and waste disposal projects. A former professor of geology, his background includes service with the U.S. Geological Survey and three decades as state geologist and director of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. A fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Society of Economic Geologists, he has also served as president of the Association of American State Geologists, chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Geology Section, chairman of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission's Research Committee, chairman of the American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature, and member of the Outer Continental Policy Committee of the U.S. Department of Interior. He received his Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University.

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