United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Donald A. Cool

Donald A. Cool, Ph.D., is currently the Senior Level Advisor for Radiation Safety and International Liaison in the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs with the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  In this position, he is responsible for the wide range of international activities of the NRC related to radiation protection, safety and security of byproduct materials, and decommissioning and waste management.  He has previously served the NRC in various senior management positions including Director, Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety, and other increasingly responsible positions within the NRC staff. 

Dr. Cool received his Doctorate in Radiation Biology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1983.  Dr. Cool is a member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection Committee 4 on Application of the Commission's Recommendations, and has served on numerous panels and expert groups of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Nuclear Energy Agency Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health.  He also serves as the co-chairman of the U.S. Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards.

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