Carl J. Paperiello, Ph.D., CHP

Paperiello_CarlCarl Paperiello is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. He is a retired Senior Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Executive with extensive experience in health physics, fuel cycle and materials licensing, waste management and decommissioning, NRC inspection and enforcement, emergency preparedness, regulatory policy and international nuclear regulatory activities. He has extensive experience with regulating the safety of fuel reprocessing facilities, including performance of environmental radiochemistry analyses and environmental analytical method development for Nuclear Fuels Reprocessing at West Valley, New York, for the New York State Health Department; management responsibility for the NRC’s oversight of the Department of Energy (DOE) activities at West Valley and the licensing of a DOE MOX facility; management responsibility for the development of potential NRC licensing of decommissioning of Hanford reprocessing waste tanks; and management responsibility for the NRC office with potential licensing responsibility for fuel reprocessing.

Dr. Paperiello was the former Director of NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Director of NRC’s Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards and was the Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Research and State Programs. He has NRC regional experience, including the position as Deputy Regional Administrator, Region III (Chicago). He has experience in Nuclear Physics, Environmental Radiochemical Analysis and Nuclear Spectroscopy.   He has both worked on and led numerous inspection teams and task groups.  He has been certified in Comprehensive Health Physics since 1975 and was recently recertified through 2019. After serving as Councilor for the National Council for Radiological Protection and Measurement (NCRP) for 12 years he was elected Distinguished Emeritus.

Dr. Paperiello received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Notre Dame and B.A. in Physics from LaSalle College.