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Metz on Harold Denton: Memories of a life in nuclear safety
A number of years ago, historian and writer Chuck Metz Jr. was at the Bush’s Visitor Center in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains when he ran into former Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Harold Denton and his wife. Metz was at the visitor center, which opened in 2010 and is now a tourist hotspot, because, as he explained to the Dentons at the time, he had overseen the development of its on-site museum and had written a companion coffee-table history book.
The chance meeting turned into a friendship and a fruitful collaboration. Denton, who in 1979 was the public spokesperson for the NRC as the Three Mile Island-2 accident unfolded, had been working on his memoir, but he was stuck. He asked Metz for help with the organization and compilation of his notes. “I was about to retire,” Metz said, “but I thought that exploring the nuclear world might be an interesting change of pace.”
Denton passed away in 2017, but by then Metz had spent many hours with his fast friend and was able to complete the memoir, Three Mile Island and Beyond: Memories of a Life in Nuclear Safety, which was published recently by ANS. Metz shared some of his thoughts about Denton and the book with Nuclear News. The interview was conducted by NN’s David Strutz.
February 17, 2021|5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EST)
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Here what candidates Steven Arndt and Corey McDaniel had to say in ANS's first-ever Virtual Vice Presidential Candidates Forum.
Steven ArndtAn ANS Fellow and member since 1981, Arndt currently serves as Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee. Previous positions include: Senior Technical Advisor and Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1990-2021); Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (1988-1990). He's currently a member of the ANS Board of Directors and served previous terms in 2015-2017 (Treasurer) and 2011-2014.
Corey McDanielJoined ANS as a student member at Purdue in 1989. McDaniel is the Chief Commercial Officer and Director of Industry Engagement at Idaho National Laboratory. Previous positions include: Chief Commercial Officer and VP for Business Development, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories; Vice President Asia, Rockbestos Nuclear Cable, Hong Kong, China; Director of International Marketing, NuScale Power, Mumbai, India; Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate. Corey started his career performing PRA and nuclear thermal-hydraulic research in N-12/TSA-11 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He currently serves on the ANS Board of Directors.
Read their candidate statements.