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Thomas Wellock

Thomas Wellock is the Historian of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995, and published two books, Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958–78 and Preserving the Nation: The Conservation and Environmental Movements, 1870-2000. Prior to coming to the NRC in 2010, he was a professor of history at Central Washington University (1997-2010), and earlier he worked as an systems engineer at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station and as a reactor test engineer for General Dynamics Corporation.  At the Commission, he’s authored the NRC report No Undue Risk: Regulating the Safety of Operating Nuclear Power Plants and published numerous scholarly articles, blogs, and video histories on the NRC and nuclear power.
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