Larry Camper is a Senior Nuclear Regulatory Consultant with Talisman. He has more than 40 years of nuclear safety experience, including serving in several senior-level management positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as well as extensive management and executive experience in the private sector. Mr. Camper retired from the NRC serving as the Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Management Programs. Prior to retiring from the NRC in 2015, he served for ten years as the Director of the Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection with responsibility for the NRC decommissioning program for nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, complex materials sites and legacy sites such as the Title I and Title II uranium recovery sites. In this management capacity, Mr. Camper directed program efforts associated with the NRC Low-Level Waste Program, licensing and oversight of uranium recovery sites, environmental assessments for materials and fuel facilities to address National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, performance assessments associated with Waste Incidental to Reprocessing and other waste disposal, issues.
As a Senior Executive at the NRC, Mr. Camper also served as the Deputy Director, Licensing and Inspection Directorate, Spent Fuel Project Office with responsibility for licensing and inspection of spent fuel storage installations and spent fuel casks used for transportation. During his tenure in this role, much progress was made toward the successful licensing of the Private Fuel Storage installation in Utah and numerous cask designs were approved for use by the nuclear industry. He also served as the Chief of the Decommissioning Branch, the Materials Safety Branch and the Medical, Academic and Commercial Use Safety Branch. In addition to his executive responsibilities, Mr. Camper served for ten years as the U.S. representative to the Waste Safety Standards Advisory Committee at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria and as an Officer in the 4th Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management to which the U.S. is a contracting party. Mr. Camper has been very involved as an expert in numerous national professional conferences addressing radiation safety, waste management and environmental remediation issues. He has been a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Waste Management Symposia (WMS) since 2000 and since 2008 he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the WMS.
Mr. Camper received an M.S. in Administration, a B.S. in Radiological Science and Administration, and an A.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology, all from from George Washington University