Joseph Anderson is a Branch Chief for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, Division of Preparedness and Response. Mr. Anderson has over 30 years of extensive experience in nuclear power, primarily encompassing the area of emergency preparedness (EP). Currently, as the Chief of the Operating Reactor Licensing and Outreach Branch, he is responsible for the technical review of proposed changes to emergency plans for commercial power reactors, research and test reactors, spent fuel storage facilities, and fuel fabrication facilities. In addition, Mr. Anderson is responsible for outreach activities to government organizations, private industry and the general public related to NRC EP-related requirements, regulatory activities and initiatives.
Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Anderson served in the commercial nuclear power industry as the Mid-Atlantic Regional EP Programs Coordinator for Exelon Nuclear, the EP Manager at the Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station, and Site EP Coordinator at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant. Mr. Anderson is also a veteran of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York.