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Walter Perry, (865) 576-0885
|November 7, 2002|
|DOE APPOINTS NEW
TO OAK RIDGE SITE SPECIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
The new members were appointed to fill vacancies on the Board. The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) is a federally-chartered citizens panel that provides recommendations to the Department of Energys (DOEs) Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) Program.
"Were very pleased to welcome these new members," said Gerald Boyd, DOE
Oak Ridge Assistant Manager for EM. "The SSAB plays an important role in
providing public input on EM program activities at the Oak Ridge Reservation, and we
appreciate the fact that theyre willing to volunteer to serve on the Board."
Richard (Dick) Berry is the former chairman and CEO of Rembco Geotechnical Contractors Inc., based in Knoxville. He now consults in the geotechnical field. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Berry is a resident of Lenoir City.
Amy DeMint has lived in Kingston for the past 18 years and works as a metallurgical engineer at BWXT Y-12 in Oak Ridge. DeMint holds a bachelor and a master of science degree in metallurgical engineering.
Colin Loring is a natural resource conservationist at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. For the past year, he has worked with
the National Resources Inventory Program inventorying resource base changes in East
Tennessee. He received his bachelor of arts degree in geology from The University of
Tennessee and has completed two years of graduate work at East Tennessee State University
in environmental health. Loring lives in Oak Ridge.
Jenna Carignan and David Johnson are the new ORSSAB student representatives. Each year, two high school students are seated on the Board to represent the views and interests of area youth. One student (Carignan) is selected from Oak Ridge High School. The other (Johnson) is chosen on a rotating basis from schools in surrounding areas.
Carignan is a senior at Oak Ridge High School. She is interested in pursuing a major in
environmental law in college. Last year, Carignan was involved in an ORSSAB student
project to summarize an environmental document for high school student audiences.
ORSSAB meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the DOE Information Center in Oak Ridge. Meetings of the Board and its committees are open to the public, and notices are posted on the Boards Web site (http://www.oakridge.doe.gov/em/ssab) and through the Boards 24-hour information line, (865) 576-4750.