Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists
Dave Lochbaum believes that mismanagement of nuclear plants is preventing the growth of the nuclear industry. A nuclear engineer by training, Lochbaum worked at nuclear power plants for 17 years before blowing the whistle on unsafe practices he had witnessed. Now as Director of the Union of Concerned Scientist’s Nuclear Safety Project, Lochbaum monitors ongoing safety issues at domestic reactors, and provides informed analysis of nuclear plant conditions and incidents to Congress.
Lochbaum has authored numerous reports, including "The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety" in 2010. Over the years he has been cited thousands of times by a wide range of news organizations, including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Wall Street Journal.