Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Lisle, Illinois, have announced the assignment of Mary Thomas a Resident Inspector at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky.
Thomas, who begins her duties at the Paducah plant today, joined the NRC in September of 1991. Since January 2000, Thomas has worked as a fuel facilities inspector in the agency's regional office in Lisle, Illinois. Prior to that, she worked in the agency's headquarters office in Rockville, Maryland, in a variety of positions including subcommittee chairman for the Sewer Sludge subcommittee of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards and project manager for the Radiation Exposure Information and Reporting System.
Thomas also served in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program and was based in San Diego, California, on the USS Samuel Gompers.
Thomas earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and a master's degree in environmental and health science from New York University. She lives in Paducah.
Thomas joins Senior Resident Inspector Courtney Blanchard at the Paducah plant. They can be reached at (270) 442-7118.