Independent Technical Expert Research and Resources
About the Independent Technical Expert

Mr. David Lochbaum received a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering in June 1979, a few weeks after the Three Mile Island accident. After working as a reactor engineer at the Hatch Nuclear Plant (GA) and as a Shift Technical Advisor at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (AL), Mr. Lochbaum had consulting assignments at a number of nuclear plants including Grand Gulf (MS), Hope Creek (NJ), Susquehanna (PA), Salem (NJ), Wolf Creek (KS), and Connecticut Yankee (CT). He joined the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in October 1996 directing the nuclear safety project. He went to work for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in March 2009 as a reactor technology instructor at the agency’s Technical Training Center. Mr. Lochbaum returned to his position at UCS in March 2010 resuming his nuclear safety advocacy until his retirement in October 2018.

Independent Technical Expert Role

The role of the independent technical expert is to provide the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board (DOB) with impartial information, analysis, and insights into technical aspects of the decommissioning of a nuclear energy facility and other topics as they relate to the mission of the DOB.

From time to time, Mr. Lochbaum may conduct research on topics of interest to the DOB and the public to inform discussion. This page is regularly updated to capture the latest of Mr. Lochbaum’s research.

DISCLAIMER: Any views or opinions expressed on this webpage, or the attachments contained or referenced herein, are those of the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board’s independent technical expert and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board or any Board member, Board members, or the entity or entities they represent.