Mr. Bonanno provides advice and counsel on a wide range of nuclear reactor licensing and regulatory issues, including the NRC’s backfitting rules and use of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory decision making, decommissioning planning and funding, emergency preparedness and physical security, radiation protection, and low-level waste management. Mr. Bonanno also has expertise on the licensing and regulation of nuclear fuel cycle and materials facilities.
Before joining NEI in 2008, Mr. Bonanno was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he counseled the NRC staff on all facets of rulemaking and policy development and represented the NRC staff in adjudicatory hearings before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board and Commission.
Mr. Bonanno earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the Environmental Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Rutgers University. Post-graduation, he worked for several years in radiation safety and environmental compliance fields. Mr. Bonanno earned his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 2005.
Mr. Bonanno is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and D.C. Circuits, as well as the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey.
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