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NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Series - Dr. Thomas Wellock

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
academic, engineering, graduate
Sponsor
NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Series
Location
0027/1025 Campus Instructional Facility
Date
Oct 12, 2021   4:00 - 4:50 pm  
Speaker
Thomas Wellock, Historian, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
E-Mail
nuclear@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2295
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Originating Calendar
NPRE seminars

Bio: Thomas Wellock is the historian at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He is the author of Safe Enough? A History of Nuclear Power and Accident Risk (March 2021) published by the University of California Press. He has published two other books, Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958-1978 and Conserving the Nation: The Conservation and Environmental Movements, 1870-2000, as well as numerous articles on the history of nuclear power and environmentalism.

Prior to joining the NRC, he was a professor of U.S. history at Central Washington University, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He also worked as a reactor test engineer at the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, CT and a systems engineer at the Davis-Besse nuclear power station near Toledo, OH.

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