Assessment and Perception of Risks Associated with Nuclear Waste

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 11:00am-12:00pm PST

Session focuses on how the public perceives these risks and need for communities to know about waste streams and their consequences

Ed Jones, LLNL, Deputy Associate Program Leader for Risk Assessment, System Engineering, and Human Performance; Chris Whipple, Environ, Principal, Radioactive Waste Management, Public Health and Environmental Risk Assessment and Management, and Risk Communication; Michael Greenberg, Rutgers, Faculty and Associate Dean, Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Director National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment

Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg studies environmental health. He is professor and director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment of Rutgers University; director of the U.S. DHS-funded Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk at Rutgers University; and associate dean of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Read more

Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones has been at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for 22 years, where his work has centered on the risk analysis, system engineering, and human performance of hazardous systems, including facilities, infrastructure, devices, and nuclear material management. He most recently headed the Risk and Response Management Program that focused on developing and applying capabilities to identify, analyze, and manage man-made and natural threats, hazards and risks to national security, energy systems, environment and health.

In nuclear materials management, Ed has worked with...Read more

Chris Whipple

Dr. Chris Whipple has more than 35 years of environmental engineering experience in the management of human health and environmental risk, with a particular focus on radiological issues. His work experience has included risk assessment methodology, risk management, regulatory analysis, and risk communication. He brings considerable expertise to a number of key areas, most notably public health and environmental management issues related to radioactive and hazardous waste and hazardous air pollutants. Dr. Whipple has served on and chaired numerous national committees to study and advise on...Read more

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