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Kirk Joins ORAU to Lead Survey Initiatives

Oct. 5, 2005

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—James Scott Kirk, CHP, recently joined Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) as a survey project manager. He brings with him a strong background in nuclear and industrial safety, environmental protection, health physics, and security and safeguards programs.

In his new position, Kirk will be managing ORAU’s survey projects. He will be responsible for managing the group’s 10-person survey team of health physicists and survey technicians.

In addition, Kirk will have responsibility for continued improvement of our Survey Procedures Manual and for expanding the technical capabilities of survey instrumentation.

Most recently, Kirk was a licensing specialist, health physicist and environmental scientist with Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., in Erwin, Tenn. He was also a health physicist and environmental compliance supervisor at Battelle Memorial Institute and a health physics specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site.

Kirk graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in geology and physics, and he earned a master’s degree in environmental health from East Tennessee State University.

He is a certified health physicist with the American Board of Health Physics; chairman of the Health Physics Society’s (HPS) Legislation and Regulation Committee; and chairman of the HPS-Occupational Safety and Health Administration Alliance Committee.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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