Claudio Pescatore

PhD in Nuclear Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and a Laurea cum laude in Applied Physics (University of Bologna, Italy) has over 30 years experience in the field of radioactive waste management. He administers the programmes of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the OECD in the fields of decommissioning and radioactive waste management. Prior to joining the NEA in 1992, he was group leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory and adjunct professor of Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of New York at Stony Brook.

The OECD/NEA plays a lead role in helping the governments of the most industrialised countries and their specialists gain a shared understanding of the state of the art in radioactive waste management and decommissioning, and moving these fields forward.  Dr. Pescatore is well known at the international level for his role in elaborating of the modern concept of the safety case for disposal, for launching and developing the NEA programmes on stakeholder confidence, and for helping open the field of regulation to wider discussion and review.  Further, he has fostered the Agency’s programme of international peer reviews of national safety cases for disposal.  Claudio Pescatore regularly represents the Nuclear Energy Agency at national and international events and joint initiatives with other international institutions. He is a member of the ICRP task group charged with developing updated international guidance on the application of the ICRP concepts and principles to geological disposal., as well as a member of the Standing Group of Experts that advise the French Nuclear Safety Authority in the field of waste disposal.    Overall, he is helping shape the profile of the modern waste management professional.