By Bob Strickley
December 18, 2013
PDT Content Manager
LEXINGTON, Ky. —Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services LLC (BWCS) announced Monday afternoon that Dr. Gary L. Scott had been named to the newly created position of deputy manager for BWCS’ DUF6 Projects conversation plant in Piketon.
Scott was previously acting plant deputy manager and director of waste management and transportation at the Piketon plant.
The DUF6 Project, operated for the Department of Energy by BWCS, began in 2011 to convert the nation’s 800,000 metric ton inventory of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) into more begning forms for sale, ultimate disposal or long-term storage. The project also has an operating branch at the DOE site in Paducah, Ky.
“Scott’s appointment rounds out our management team at Piketon,” said George E. Dials, BWCS president. “He brings extensive international and national experience in nuclear safety and nuclear engineering to his appointment, as well as documented management leadership skills.”
Scott holds a doctorate in political science from Idaho State University, as well as master’s and undergraduate degrees in engineering and energy resources. He served as deputy manager of the Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office and was the facility manager of the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory.
As a DOE senior nuclear engineer representing the United States with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he was a member of the International Association of Environmentally Safe Disposal of Radioactive Materials and a senior analyst for the Department of State at the IAEA, developing the US position on nuclear safety and radioactive waste management.
B&W Conversion Services, LLC, is a single purpose company formed by Babcock & Wilcox and URS in 2011. Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., BWCS was created to safely and effectively operate the Department of Energy’s depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion facilities in Paducah, Ky., and Piketon.
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