Gary Sanborn is a Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. He retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in October 2005 after more than 25 years of service and with more than 17 years of experience in the NRC’s enforcement and allegation programs. In addition, he spent six years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program, serving as an engineering laboratory technician on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise, where he was responsible for radiation protection and plant chemistry.
He retired from the NRC as the Director of the Allegation Coordination & Enforcement Staff in the NRC’s Region IV office in Arlington, TX, where his work involved determining compliance with a broad spectrum of NRC requirements and applying the agency’s enforcement policy. While at the NRC, he earned both the Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service awards. Prior to joining the NRC’s Region I office in 1980, Mr. Sanborn was a journalist for the Allentown Morning Call in Allentown, PA, where he reported on energy matters and the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident.
Since his retirement, Mr. Sanborn has provided a variety of consulting services to the nuclear industry, including (1) fact-finding investigations of potential wrong-doing issues, allegations and employee concerns; (2) comprehensive assessments of safety culture and safety-conscious work environment issues; and (3) analysis and advice on enforcement matters. Mr. Sanborn has participated in several comprehensive safety culture assessments at nuclear power plants using both INPO and NRC guidance. Mr. Sanborn’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Temple University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.