United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Bruce Watson

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

Mr. Watson has been with the NRC since March 2004. He has extensive experience in decommissioning of reactors and materials sites and was the technical lead for the license terminations at Trojan, Maine Yankee, Rancho Seco and Big Rock Point. In May 2010, Bruce was appointed as the Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, and is responsible for power and research reactor, complex materials and uranium decommissioning project management, licensing and inspection programs. He has extensive international decommissioning experience with the IAEA in the development of decommissioning safety standards, served as an expert on missions to Georgia, an IRRS Mission to Switzerland and has provided reactor decommissioning workshops in Korea and Taiwan. Prior to joining the NRC, his previous experience included management of decommissioning projects at Rocky Flats and international projects in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. Bruce has 20 years of reactor operating experience and served as the Radiation Safety Manager at Calvert Cliffs.

Bruce has a B.S. from Virginia Tech and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. He has 40 years of experience in health physics, including over 30 years of management experience.
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