United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Bruce Watson

Mr. Bruce A. Watson, CHP is the Chief, of the Reactor Decommissioning Branch in the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs in the Office of Nuclear Materials Security and Safeguards.

Bruce has been with the NRC since March 2004. He has extensive experience in decommissioning of reactors and materials sites.  Bruce was the lead technical reviewer for termination of Trojan, Maine Yankee, Rancho Seco and Big Rock Point reactors and the Cornell University Research Reactors.  In May 2010, Bruce was appointed in his current position as Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, where his group is responsible for power and research reactor decommissioning project management as well as a number of complex material and uranium facilities.

Bruce received his B.S. from Virginia Tech and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. He has over 35 years of experience in health physics and 25 years of management experience in nuclear power plant operations and the defense complex.  His previous international decommissioning project experience includes work in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. He has provided decommissioning expertise to the IAEA with the development of decommissioning safety guides, Expert Mission to the Republic of Georgia, Integrated Regulatory Review Service to Switzerland, and the Research Reactor Decommissioning Demonstration (R2D2) Project. Mr. Watson has provided power reactor decommissioning workshops in the Republic of Korea and Taiwan.
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