Steven Brown is a board-certified health physicist and diplomat of the American Academy of Health Physics with over 40 years of nuclear industry experience. He has worked as a licensee of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) / Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Agreement States in the commercial nuclear fuel cycle for large nuclear decommissioning / decontamination and radioactive waste management projects. He has also worked as a contractor to the Department of Energy (DOE) in the nuclear weapons and environmental management programs. Mr. Brown is recognized as an expert in environmental, safety and health (ES&H) aspects of uranium facilities and sites, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and in radioactive waste management. He has performed nuclear safety analyses, integrated safety management and developed authorization basis documents for a number of radiological and nuclear hazard class facilities. He was the ES&H and licensing manager and radiation safety officer (RSO) for five NRC / Agreement State licensed uranium mills, including uranium in situ recovery plants (ISRs), and has performed radiological characterization and impact assessments at many legacy uranium facilities and sites throughout the Western US.
Mr. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Health Physics and was recently appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the State’s Radiation Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is a current member of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) working group on occupational radiation protection in uranium mines and processing facilities and has served as Chairman of the Colorado Mining Association’s Uranium Committee since 2009. He is a past-President of the Central Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Health Physics Society and is a former member of the Panel of Examiners of the American Board of Health Physics. Mr. Brown has authored numerous technical papers and presentations on radiological and environmental aspects of actinides (uranium, thorium, radium, plutonium and progeny). He is an experienced public speaker and former physical science educator (physics and chemistry at secondary and undergraduate level) and has made numerous presentations to public and government groups and at technical symposia on occupational radiation protection in uranium facilities and on environmental radioactivity.
Mr. Brown received an M.S. in Physical Science from West Chester University, a B.S. in Physics and an A.B.S. in Radiological Health, both from Temple University.