George Pangburn

University of Kansas Alum
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George Pangburn is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant with Talisman. He has more than 30 years of regulatory experience in the public and private sectors, including extensive operational and policy-making experience in senior-level management positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Prior to retiring in 2009, he was the Deputy Director of NRC's newly-formed Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs (FSME). In that capacity he was responsible for safety and security programs for NRC nuclear materials licensees, Agreement State programs, low-level waste disposal, decommissioning of nuclear reactors and materials facilities and uranium recovery licensing and inspection. He also served for nearly 10 years in NRC's Region I Office as Director of the Division of Nuclear Materials safety with responsibility for licensing, inspection, enforcement and allegations programs for over 2400 nuclear materials licensees in the eastern United States as well as oversight of decommissioning of nuclear reactors, fuel cycle and complex materials facilities, and oversight of 13 Agreement State programs. He was also responsible for assuring safe transport of radioactive materials in the Region, including inspection oversight and incident response for routine materials shipments as well as transport of large quantities of material from vendors and reactors undergoing decommissioning. Mr. Pangburn also held management positions in NRC's Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards and served as a Technical Assistant in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations as well as the Office of the Chairman. Prior to coming to NRC, he worked for Westinghouse in site selection and environmental assessment of coal and nuclear facilities, high voltage power line route selection, and socioeconomic impact assessment, largely in the western United States.

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