David Passehl is a Nuclear Safety Consultant at Talisman. He has over 30 years of experience in the nuclear power industry in the operation of nuclear power plants. He worked at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for 27 years, most recently (2006-2015) as a Senior Reactor Analyst in Region III. He was also a Technical Support Team Leader, Branch Chief, and Senior Resident Inspector; and served on two NRC Inspection Manual Chapter 0350 Panels. Prior to his employment at the NRC, Mr. Passehl served six years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program.
Mr. Passehl has a thorough knowledge of the operational and engineering applications used at nuclear power plants and has demonstrated experience in identifying and analyzing potential safety significant issues for BWR and PWR reactors. He is an experienced risk analyst with extensive experience in the NRC Significance Determination Process (SDP) within the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP). He is also an experienced inspector of equipment testing, engineering, maintenance, operations activities, and facility management, such as quality assurance and administrative controls. He has a thorough understanding of NRC rules, regulations, and procedures for the administration and enforcement of licensee activities for operating nuclear power plants.
Mr. Passehl received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified NRC Senior Reactor Analyst and certified NRC inspector. While in the U.S. Navy, he was a certified load dispatcher and electrical operator.