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The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Jonathan Plaue as a site representative at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Plaue will join Todd Davis and Richard Verhaagen, the board’s current site reps, starting in November.
As a site representative, Plaue will advise the board regarding overall safety conditions at LANL and will participate in technical reviews by the board and its staff related to the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of defense nuclear facilities.
He also will assess LANL’s stockpile stewardship activities and design agency support of nuclear weapon operations performed elsewhere in the defense nuclear complex.
Additionally, he will act as the board’s liaison with the Department of Energy and LANL management, federal, state and local agencies, the public, and industry officials.
Prior to this assignment, Dr. Plaue served as the site rep at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Before his assignment at LLNL, he served as the board’s technical staff lead for safety oversight at LANL. His earlier assignments at the board included technical reviews and safety analyses related to nuclear chemical processing, high-level waste treatment and stabilization, and nuclear materials processing and storage.