United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Andrew Persinko

Andrew Persinko is currently the Deputy Director in the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS).  In this position, Mr. Persinko has responsibility for the decommissioning of reactors, materials facilities and uranium recovery facilities.  He is also responsible for overseeing the safety of operating uranium recovery facilities, the licensing of new uranium recovery facilities, and low level waste activities.  Mr. Persinko joined the NRC in 1979 as a structural engineer in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) where he performed seismic analyses of reactor structures.  He has held a number of progressively more responsible positions in NRR and NMSS that included reactor project manager, mixed oxide fuel project manager, and reactor decommissioning branch chief.  In private industry, Mr. Persinko worked as a consultant to the Department of Energy and the commercial nuclear industry, and as a design and construction engineer.  Mr. Persinko graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, a Master’s degree in civil/structural engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

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