United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Ralph L. Andersen

Ralph Andersen is the Senior Director of Radiation Safety & Environmental Protection and Chief Health Physicist at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) in Washington, DC. He represents the nuclear energy industry to the Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, and other national and international organizations on generic nuclear energy policy matters related to radiation safety, low-level radioactive waste management, and environmental protection.

Before joining NEI in 1992, Mr. Andersen worked for 20 years in radiation protection in the areas of nuclear energy, research, education, and medicine, holding such positions as the Radiation Protection Manager at the Detroit Edison Company's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant, Radiation Safety Officer and Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Colorado, and Principal Researcher and Associate Radiation Safety Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Mr. Andersen is certified as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and has completed graduate studies in the Department of Radiation Biology and Radiology at Colorado State University.

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