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Six appointed to Texas low-level radioactive waste compact panel.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six people to serve on the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, a body that can rule on certain state plans for discarding commercial low-level radioactive debris.

Congress authorized the creation of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compacts to encourage states to band together to handle their own low-level debris. The compacts balance the management and disposal of low-level radioactive waste against their duty to protect public health and safety.

The compacts have been in the spotlight in recent years as states struggle to find places to put a growing volume of waste piling up at reactors, universities and medical facilities. Some have been thrust in the news after rejecting company plans to build waste repositories within a compact state, or after closing a repository to all states except those within the compact.

The appointees are:

Richard H. Dolgener of Andrews, who is an Andrews County judge. He is a member of the Texas Association of Counties, West Texas County Judges, and Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission. He is also a volunteer with the Andrews Downtown Lions, Andrews Food Bank and Kairos Prison Ministries. Dolgener attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2015.

Eric J. Doyal of Houston, who is a senior associate at Capital Point Partners. He is a member of the Houston Private Equity Association, and cofounder and past president of the Houston Chapter of Young Professionals in Finance. He is also a board member of the Texas A&M University Greek Former Student Leadership Council, and a mentor for the Texas A&M Horizons Program. Doyal received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a master's in business administration at the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.

Milton B. Lee II of San Antonio, who is a registered professional engineer and retired CEO of CPS Energy. He is co-chairman of the National Society of Black Engineers Region 5 Advisory Board, a member of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering and American Public Power Association, a member and past vice chairman of the Large Public Power Council, and a member and past president of the Texas Public Power Association. He is a board member of the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, San Antonio Medical Foundation, and Alamo Colleges Foundation. He is also a board member of the University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board, UT at San Antonio Development Board, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Cancer Therapy and Research Center, and Texas Research and Technology Foundation. Lee received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.

Linda Morris of Waco, who is a licensed medical health physicist and an associate professor and chair of the Texas State Technical College Waco Environmental Health and Safety and Radiation Protection Technologies departments. She is a fellow of the Health Physics Society, and a member and past president of the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society. She is also a board member of the Central Texas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, a first aid instructor for the American Red Cross Heart of Texas Chapter, and a member of the Waco Garden Patch Garden Club. Morris received a bachelor's degree from Lamar University and a master's degree in biophysics from Texas A&M University. She is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2015.

John Matthew Salsman of College Station, who is a certified health physicist and director of Environmental Health and Safety at Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Health Physics Society and American Academy of Health Physics. He is also a board member and past president of the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society. Salsman received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2017.

Robert Wilson of Lockhart, who is an attorney and partner at Jackson, Sjoberg, McCarthy and Wilson. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Caldwell County Bar Association and University of Texas School of Law Environmental Law Clinic Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Health Physics Society, Texas Water Conservation Association and Texas Mining and Reclamation Association. Wilson received a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2017, and will serve as chairman of the commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

The parties to the Texas Low-level Radioactive Waste Compact are the states of Texas and Vermont.

Texas is the host state for the compact's waste disposal facility.
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Publication:Nuclear Waste News
Date:Sep 30, 2011
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