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Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

John B. Carberry (chair) is director of environmental technology for E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, where he has been employed since 1965. Since 1988, he has been involved with initiatives to advance DuPont's environmental excellence through changes in products and processes and the recycling of materials with an emphasis on reducing waste and using affordable, publicly acceptable technologies for the abatement, treatment, and remediation of environmental pollution. Mr. Carberry is chairman of the Chemical Engineering Advisory Board at Cornell University, a member of the Radioactive Waste Retrieval Technology Review Group for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a member of the Pollution Prevention Program Committee of the American Chemical Society, and a member of the Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and holds an M.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.

John C. Allen is vice president, transportation practice, at ICF Kaiser. He previously held several positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, including vice president in the Transportation Division and manager of the Cambridge Operations; managerial roles in the Operations Research and Analysis Program and the Institutional and Policy Analysis Program; and transportation economist. Prior to joining Battelle in 1983, he was a transportation economist and policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Allen has managed and participated in numerous studies involving the policy, regulatory, institutional, and safety aspects of transporting hazardous and nuclear materials. He has served on various advisory panels and has been chairman of the National Research Council (NRC) Transportation Research Board's Committee on Hazardous Materials Transportation for the past four years. He holds an M.B.A. in transportation from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in economics from Western Maryland College.

Lisa M. Bendixen is principal for safety and risk analysis at Arthur D. Little, Inc. Since joining the company in 1980, she has been involved in risk management and risk assessment studies for numerous industries. Ms. Bendixen is the secretary of the NRC Transportation Research Board's Committee on Hazardous Materials Transportation and the U.S. delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission's working group on risk analysis. She was a member of the NRC committee that evaluated the safety of fiber drums and is past chair of the Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She has been engaged in various studies on the chemical demilitarization of M55 rockets, including identifying and quantifying failure modes leading to agent release based on a generic facility design for disposal; evaluating sources of risk separating agent from energetic components within



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Disposal of Chemical Agent Identification Sets: Review of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Disposal Program A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members John B. Carberry (chair) is director of environmental technology for E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, where he has been employed since 1965. Since 1988, he has been involved with initiatives to advance DuPont's environmental excellence through changes in products and processes and the recycling of materials with an emphasis on reducing waste and using affordable, publicly acceptable technologies for the abatement, treatment, and remediation of environmental pollution. Mr. Carberry is chairman of the Chemical Engineering Advisory Board at Cornell University, a member of the Radioactive Waste Retrieval Technology Review Group for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a member of the Pollution Prevention Program Committee of the American Chemical Society, and a member of the Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and holds an M.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware. John C. Allen is vice president, transportation practice, at ICF Kaiser. He previously held several positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, including vice president in the Transportation Division and manager of the Cambridge Operations; managerial roles in the Operations Research and Analysis Program and the Institutional and Policy Analysis Program; and transportation economist. Prior to joining Battelle in 1983, he was a transportation economist and policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Allen has managed and participated in numerous studies involving the policy, regulatory, institutional, and safety aspects of transporting hazardous and nuclear materials. He has served on various advisory panels and has been chairman of the National Research Council (NRC) Transportation Research Board's Committee on Hazardous Materials Transportation for the past four years. He holds an M.B.A. in transportation from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in economics from Western Maryland College. Lisa M. Bendixen is principal for safety and risk analysis at Arthur D. Little, Inc. Since joining the company in 1980, she has been involved in risk management and risk assessment studies for numerous industries. Ms. Bendixen is the secretary of the NRC Transportation Research Board's Committee on Hazardous Materials Transportation and the U.S. delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission's working group on risk analysis. She was a member of the NRC committee that evaluated the safety of fiber drums and is past chair of the Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She has been engaged in various studies on the chemical demilitarization of M55 rockets, including identifying and quantifying failure modes leading to agent release based on a generic facility design for disposal; evaluating sources of risk separating agent from energetic components within

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Disposal of Chemical Agent Identification Sets: Review of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Disposal Program the rocket; and preparing criteria for evaluating storage, transportation, and on-site disposal options on a comparative basis. Ms. Bendixen earned an M.S. in operations research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Judith A. Bradbury is a technical manager at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory currently evaluating the effectiveness of the DOE's 12 site-specific advisory boards. Previously, she led a number of assessments for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on public involvement programs and concerns about incineration and community perspectives on the U.S. Army Chemical Weapons Disposal Program. Dr. Bradbury is a member of the International Association of Public Participation Practitioners. She earned a B.S. in sociology from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in public affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Martin C. Edelson is the director of the Environmental Technology Development Program at the Ames Laboratory and adjunct associate professor of nuclear engineering at Iowa State University. He has held a number of research positions at Ames Laboratory since 1977. His research interests include risk communication and the development of laser-based methods for materials processing and characterization. Dr. Edelson was a member of the Munitions Working Group, the DOE Laboratory Directors' Environmental and Occupational/Public Health Standards Steering Group, and the DOE Strategic Laboratory Council. Dr. Edelson is a technical editor of Risk Excellence Notes, a new publication funded by the DOE Center for Risk Excellence. He earned a B.S. in chemistry and an M.A. in physical chemistry from City College of New York and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Oregon. Sidney J. Green is chief executive officer of TerraTek in Salt Lake City, a geotechnical research and services firm focused on natural resource recovery, civil engineering, and defense problems. Previously, he worked at General Motors and at the Westinghouse Research Laboratory. He has an extensive background in mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, materials science, and geoscience applications and is a former member of the NRC Geotechnical Research Board. Mr. Green is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He was named Outstanding Professional Engineer of Utah and was awarded the ASME Gold Medallion Award and the Society of Experimental Mechanics Lazan Award. Mr. Green received an M.S. in engineering mechanics from Stanford University and an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from the University of Missouri at Rolla, both in mechanical engineering. Brigadier General Paul F. Kavanaugh (retired) is an engineering management consultant. Previously, he was the director of government programs for Rust International, Inc., and director of strategic planning for Waste Management Environmental Services. During his military service, he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOE, and the Defense Nuclear Agency and managed projects dealing with chemical demilitarization at Johnston Atoll. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Norwich University and an M.S. in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. Douglas M. Medville recently retired from Mitre Corporation as program leader for chemical materiel disposal and remediation. He has led many analyses of risk, process engineering, transportation, and alternative disposal technologies and has briefed the public and senior military officials on the results. Mr. Medville led the evaluation of the operational performance of the Army's chemical weapon disposal facility on Johnson

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Disposal of Chemical Agent Identification Sets: Review of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Disposal Program Atoll and directed an assessment of the risks, public perceptions, environmental aspects, and logistics of transporting recovered non-stockpile chemical warfare materiel to candidate storage and disposal destinations. Previously, he worked at Franklin Institute Research Laboratories and at General Electric. Mr. Medville earned a B.S. in industrial engineering and an M.S. in operations research, both from New York University. James W. Mercer is executive vice president for HSI GeoTrans, Inc., having served as president of GeoTrans, Inc., from 1979 to 1996. Previously, he was a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. His expertise includes groundwater hydrology, multiphase flow in porous media, groundwater pollution and aquifer water quality, solute and heat transport, hazardous waste disposal, and environment remediation. Dr. Mercer has served on numerous technical committees for EPA, DOE, the U.S. Department of Defense, and NRC, including the Committee on Non-Invasive Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface for Environmental and Engineering Applications. He has also published extensively in the areas of groundwater modeling, groundwater contamination, and hazardous waste disposal. Dr. Mercer is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in geology from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in geology from Florida State University. Winifred G. Palmer is a toxicologist with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and is working under a five-year grant from the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. From 1989 to 1996, she was a toxicologist for the U.S. Army at both Fort Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Her recent work has included assessments of health risks associated with chemical warfare agents, the development of a military field water quality standard for the nerve agent BZ, and studies on the bioavailability of TNT and related compounds in composts of TNT-contaminated soils. Dr. Palmer is a member of the Society of Toxicology, and her numerous publications span more than two decades of work in the field. She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. in chemistry and biology from Brooklyn College. George W. Parshall is a consultant for E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, from which he retired in 1992 after a career spanning nearly 40 years, including more than 10 years as director of chemical science in the Central Research and Development Department. His expertise encompasses organic and inorganic chemistry and catalysis and conducting and supervising chemical research. Dr. Parshall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a past member of the NRC Board on Chemical Science and Technology and the NRC Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. James P. Pastorick is president of Geophex UXO, Ltd., an unexploded ordnance (UXO) remediation firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, that specializes in implementing advanced geophysical UXO detection methods. He retired from the U.S. Navy as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and diver in 1989, when he began working on civilian UXO clearance projects. Prior to starting his present company, he was the senior project manager for UXO projects at UXB International, Inc., and IT Group. William J. Walsh is an attorney and a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Prior to joining Pepper, he was section chief in the EPA Office of Enforcement. His legal experience encompasses environmental litigation on a broad

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Disposal of Chemical Agent Identification Sets: Review of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Disposal Program spectrum of issues pursuant to a variety of environmental statutes, including the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act. He represents trade associations, including the Biotechnology Industry Organization, in rule-making and other areas of public policy; represents individual companies in environmental actions (particularly in negotiating cost-effective remedies in pollution cases involving water, air, and hazardous waste); and advises technology developers and users on taking advantage of the incentives for, and eliminating the regulatory barriers to, the use of innovative environmental technologies. He has served on NRC committees concerned with Superfund and RCRA corrective action programs and the use of appropriate scientific groundwater models in RCRA programs and related activities. Mr. Walsh holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.S. in physics from Manhattan College. Ronald L. Woodfin is a staff member of the Sandia National Laboratories. He currently coordinates work on mine countermeasures and demining, including sensor development. Previously, he worked at the Naval Weapons Center, Naval Undersea Center, and at Boeing Commercial Airplane Division. He has been an invited participant at several international demining conferences. He earned a B.S. in engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of Washington.