United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Daniel J. Blumenthal

Dr. Daniel Blumenthal manages the Consequence Management programs in the Office of Nuclear Incident Response at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  In 2009, Dan transferred from the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office where he was the Chief Test Scientist. Prior to joining the Federal government he was a Senior Scientist at the Department of Energy's Remote Sensing Laboratory from 1996 to 2006 where he managed or provided scientific support to several DOE emergency response teams.  Dr. Blumenthal led the initial DOE response team to Japan where he spent a total of 7 weeks following the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Mar 2011. Since then he has supported many U.S. and international efforts related to lessons learned from Fukushima.

Dr. Blumenthal's background is in nuclear physics and he is also a Certified Health Physicist (CHP).
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