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Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

THOMAS M. LESCHINE, Chair, is Associate Professor in the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington. He is a former Fellow in Marine Policy and a Policy Associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is the Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Remediation of Buried and Tank Wastes and also has served on the National Research Council Committee on Risk Assessment and Management of Marine Systems. His major research interest is in the area of environmental decision making as it relates to marine environmental protection and the use of scientific and technical information in environmental decision making. He is also interested in the use of mathematical modeling and systems analysis in environmental management. Dr. Leschine received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

DENISE BIERLEY is Vice President and co-founder of Redhorse, LLC in Edgewood, New Mexico. Redhorse specializes in a wide variety of environmental issues with emphasis on Native American concerns. Her specialties are broad environmental issues and program management. Prior to founding Redhorse, she dealt with various environmental, regulatory, and water resource issues for federal, state, tribal, and private entities. Ms. Bierley holds B.S. degrees in biology and geology from Wright State University.

ROBERT J. BUDNITZ is President of Future Resources Associates, Inc. in Berkeley, California. Previously, he served as Deputy Director and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and he also held several management positions at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California. His professional interests are in environmental impacts, hazards, and safety analysis, particularly of the nuclear fuel cycle. He has been prominent in the field of nuclear reactor safety assessment and waste-repository performance assessment, including probabilistic risk assessment. Dr. Budnitz has served on numerous investigative and advisory panels of scientific societies, government agencies, and committees of the National Research Council. His most recent NRC committee service was with the BRWM and its Committee on Buried and Tank Wastes and Committee on Technical Bases for Yucca Mountain Standards. He received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Harvard University.

THOMAS A. BURKE is associate professor of health policy and management at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Baltimore, Maryland. His work includes the evaluation of population exposure to the environmental pollutants, assessment of environmental risks, and the application of the epidemiology and health risk assessment to public policy. Prior to his appointment at Johns Hopkins, he was deputy commissioner of health for the State of New Jersey. He is a member of the Council of the Society of Risk Analysis and has served on Office of Technology Assessment advisory panels on Risk Assessment of Chemical Carcinogens and Managing Nuclear Materials from Warheads. He received a B.S. from Saint Peter's College, an M.P.H. from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

ROBERT J. CATLIN is a licensed medical physicist and certified health physicist. He retired in 1995 as executive director, clinical and laboratory safety, at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, where he also served as executive director of the Positron Diagnostic and Research Center and taught radiological science at the School of Public Health. Previously, he served as scientific adviser for the Electric Power Research Institute and had careers in federal service and industry. Mr. Catlin is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Academy of Health Physics, and other professional societies. He has participated as a consultant to the former Soviet Union and to the U.S. Department of Energy on radiological matters for incidents at Chernobyl and Chelyabinsk. He has served on numerous industry and government advisory committees, including those



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--> D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members THOMAS M. LESCHINE, Chair, is Associate Professor in the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington. He is a former Fellow in Marine Policy and a Policy Associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is the Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Remediation of Buried and Tank Wastes and also has served on the National Research Council Committee on Risk Assessment and Management of Marine Systems. His major research interest is in the area of environmental decision making as it relates to marine environmental protection and the use of scientific and technical information in environmental decision making. He is also interested in the use of mathematical modeling and systems analysis in environmental management. Dr. Leschine received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. DENISE BIERLEY is Vice President and co-founder of Redhorse, LLC in Edgewood, New Mexico. Redhorse specializes in a wide variety of environmental issues with emphasis on Native American concerns. Her specialties are broad environmental issues and program management. Prior to founding Redhorse, she dealt with various environmental, regulatory, and water resource issues for federal, state, tribal, and private entities. Ms. Bierley holds B.S. degrees in biology and geology from Wright State University. ROBERT J. BUDNITZ is President of Future Resources Associates, Inc. in Berkeley, California. Previously, he served as Deputy Director and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and he also held several management positions at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California. His professional interests are in environmental impacts, hazards, and safety analysis, particularly of the nuclear fuel cycle. He has been prominent in the field of nuclear reactor safety assessment and waste-repository performance assessment, including probabilistic risk assessment. Dr. Budnitz has served on numerous investigative and advisory panels of scientific societies, government agencies, and committees of the National Research Council. His most recent NRC committee service was with the BRWM and its Committee on Buried and Tank Wastes and Committee on Technical Bases for Yucca Mountain Standards. He received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Harvard University. THOMAS A. BURKE is associate professor of health policy and management at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Baltimore, Maryland. His work includes the evaluation of population exposure to the environmental pollutants, assessment of environmental risks, and the application of the epidemiology and health risk assessment to public policy. Prior to his appointment at Johns Hopkins, he was deputy commissioner of health for the State of New Jersey. He is a member of the Council of the Society of Risk Analysis and has served on Office of Technology Assessment advisory panels on Risk Assessment of Chemical Carcinogens and Managing Nuclear Materials from Warheads. He received a B.S. from Saint Peter's College, an M.P.H. from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. ROBERT J. CATLIN is a licensed medical physicist and certified health physicist. He retired in 1995 as executive director, clinical and laboratory safety, at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, where he also served as executive director of the Positron Diagnostic and Research Center and taught radiological science at the School of Public Health. Previously, he served as scientific adviser for the Electric Power Research Institute and had careers in federal service and industry. Mr. Catlin is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Academy of Health Physics, and other professional societies. He has participated as a consultant to the former Soviet Union and to the U.S. Department of Energy on radiological matters for incidents at Chernobyl and Chelyabinsk. He has served on numerous industry and government advisory committees, including those

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--> of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. Mr. Catlin received his A.B. degree in biology from Princeton University and an M.S. equivalent in health physics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. JAMES H. CLARKE is Chairman of the Board of ECKENFELDER INC., Nashville, Tennessee, an environmental engineering and applied scientific services firm specializing in industrial waste management. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental chemistry and chemical risk assessment. His primary areas of interest include the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment, the design of environmental data acquisition programs for evaluation of the risks associated with chemical releases, and innovative and emerging technologies for hazardous waste site remediation. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Vanderbilt University and serves on the faculty of several continuing education programs, including those of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Center for Professional Advancement, and several universities. Dr. Clarke received a B.A. in chemistry from Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physical chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. THOMAS A. COTTON is vice president of JK Research Associates, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, where he is a principal in activities related to radioactive waste management policy and strategic planning. Before joining JK Research Associates, he dealt with energy policy and radioactive-waste-management issues as an analyst and project director during nearly 11 years with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. His expertise is in public policy analysis, nuclear waste management, and strategic planning. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. ALLEN G. CROFF is associate director of the Chemical Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His areas of focus include initiation and technical management of research and development involving waste management, national security, nuclear fuel cycles, transportation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Since joining ORNL in 1974, he has been involved in numerous technical studies that have focused on waste management and nuclear fuel cycles, including: (1) updating and implementing the ORIGEN-2 computer code; (2) developing a risk-based, generally applicable radioactive waste classification system; (3) multidisciplinary development and assessment of actinide partitioning and transmutation; and (4) leading and participating on multidisciplinary national and international technical committees. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, a Nuclear Engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. RODNEY C. EWING is an Emeritus Regents Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he has been a member of the faculty for 23 years. In 1997, he accepted appointments as a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan. His professional interests are in mineralogy, geochemistry, and materials science. He has conducted research in Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Japan, as well as the United States. Dr. Ewing is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Mineralogical Society of America. Presently, he is president of the International Union of Materials Research Societies. He has served on several National Research Council committees. Dr. Ewing received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Stanford University. DONALD R. GIBSON, JR., is the deputy program manager and technical director of the Joint Training, Analysis, and Simulation Center Support Team for TRW's Defense Services. Prior to this position he has managed TRW's Systems Analysis and Integration department supporting the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, manager of the Survivability and Engineering Laboratory for TRW's Ballistic Missiles Division, and a design physicist for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Gibson holds both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois. JAMES H. JOHNSON, JR., is professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences at Howard University. Dr. Johnson's research interests have focused mainly on the reuse of wastewater treatment sludges and the treatment of hazardous substances. His recent research has included the refinement of compositing technology for the treatment of contaminated soils, chemical oxidation and cometabolic transformation of explosive contaminated wastes, biodegradation of fuel contaminated groundwater, the evaluation of environmental policy issues in relation to minorities and development of environmental curricula. Currently, he also serves as Associate Director of the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Hazardous Substance Research Center, member of the Environmental Engineering Committee of U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board, the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Radioactive Waste Management, and the NRC Committee on Remediation of Buried and Tank Wastes. Dr. Johnson received his B.S. from Howard University, M.S. from University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.

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--> He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a registered professional engineer, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. W. HUGH O'RIORDAN is an attorney with Givens Pursley, LLP in Boise, Idaho. He received a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Arizona and a LLM. from George Washington University in environmental law. Since entering private practice in 1980, he has specialized in environmental, natural resources, energy and administrative law on a state and federal level. He represents corporate and individual clients in matters involving environmental statutes. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Arizona, District of Columbia, and Idaho Bar Associations. GLENN PAULSON is president, Paulson and Cooper, Inc., an environmental and energy consulting company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Formerly, he was a research professor with the Pritzker Department of Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. in chemistry from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and ecology from the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Paulson served as a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management from 1989 to 1996 and has served on several other National Research Council committees dealing with hazardous and radioactive waste. BENJAMIN ROSS is president of Disposal Safety Incorporated, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., which specializes in analysis of ground-water and soil contamination by hazardous radioactive and chemical waste. Dr. Ross also heads European Analytical Services Inc., which represents Russian institutes selling technical services and products in the United States. Before starting Disposal Safety, Dr. Ross was a senior research scientist at GeoTrans, Inc., and a risk analyst with the Analytic Sciences Corporation. Dr. Ross received his A.B. in physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. PAUL A. WITHERSPOON is professor emeritus of Geological Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from 1957 to 1989. During the same period, he was associate director and head, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1977-1982). He has been president of Witherspoon, Inc., in Berkeley, California, since 1988. He received his B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His professional interests include the flow of fluids in fractured and porous rocks, underground storage of natural gas, and underground disposal of liquids and radioactive waste. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Geological Society of America. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. RAYMOND G. WYMER is a retired director of the Chemical Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a specialist in radiochemical separations technology for radioactive waste management and nuclear fuel reprocessing. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a consultant for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and for the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of chemical separations technology. He consults for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Energy on matters of nuclear nonproliferation. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the American Institute of Chemists, and has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Robert E. Wilson Award in Nuclear Chemical Engineering and the American Nuclear Society's Special Award for Outstanding Work on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. He received a B.A. from Memphis State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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