Mousseau to head LANL program

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Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Tuesday that Jeffrey Mousseau has been hired as the new associate director for Environmental Programs.

Mousseau currently works as a senior project manager for the laboratory’s transuranic waste disposal program. In his new position, he will oversee this program as well as other key environmental cleanup and monitoring activities.

“Jeff shares my personal commitment to sustaining the current momentum of waste removal and cleanup that the lab has steadily built over the past five years,” Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan said. “His expertise in this area is outstanding and will be highly valuable as we continue removing waste and cleaning up contamination left over from past activities in Los Alamos.”

Mousseau succeeds Michael Graham, who left the laboratory in August to oversee commercial and government environmental management work for Bechtel National, Inc.

Mousseau has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of nuclear waste management, including 20 years at U.S. Department of Energy sites in Idaho and New Mexico.

Before coming to Los Alamos, he served as president of Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC, the management and operations contractor for the DOE’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at the Idaho National Laboratory. The largest transuranic waste project in the Department of Energy complex, AMWTP safely shipped more than 40,000 cubic meters of transuranic waste for permanent disposal during Mousseau’s tenure.

Before becoming president, Mousseau served as vice president, plant manager and waste program manager at AMWTP. During his time at AMWTP, the project compiled one of the best safety records of any DOE site, including more than 12 million safe work hours and more than 6 years without a lost-workday accident.

Mousseau also has led cleanup projects involving the disposal of mixed and low-level radioactive waste, ensured that newly generated waste was disposed of in accordance with federal and state environmental laws, and managed groundwater and soil remediation projects.

A licensed mechanical engineer and certified project management professional, Mousseau holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho.