Gustavo Caruso has more than 40 years of experience in nuclear safety related fields. An electrical engineer and alumni of the Technological University of Buenos Aires, he began his career at the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) of Argentina, where he held a variety of positions in nuclear and radiation safety, regulatory inspections of nuclear installations and licensing of nuclear power plants before being appointed Executive Manager of the Reactor Regulation Department. While at ARN, Mr. Caruso also was a member of several regulatory forums and nuclear safety committees.
Mr. Caruso joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2005, when he was appointed Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security’s Regulatory Activities Section. After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, Mr. Caruso was designated as the Special Coordinator of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. He also coordinated the Agency effort leading to the creation of the "The Fukushima Daiichi Accident – Report by the Director General" and five associated technical volumes.
In 2016, he was appointed as the Director of the Office of Safety and Security Coordination within the IAEA's Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. In this position, he led the Department's work to coordinate IAEA's activities in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety as well as nuclear security.
In August 2021, Mr. Caruso was appointed as Director and Coordinator for Fukushima ALPS within the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. In this role he is responsible for all safety-related aspects of the Fukushima Daiichi water discharge and the associated IAEA review.
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