Marion Hill curriculum vitae

SHORT CV FOR MARION HILL (reproduced with permission)

Marion Hill has an MA in natural sciences (physics) and an MSc in medical physics. She has over 29 years' experience in standards for and assessments of the radiological impact of the nuclear industry on the public and the environment. She specialises in policies, strategies and standards for the management of radioactive wastes and radioactively contaminated land. Her experience includes national and international work on policy and regulatory topics, and environmental impact assessments for nuclear installations in the UK and overseas. She began her career at the National Radiological Protection Board, where she was employed for 15 years. She moved to private consultancy in 1990. She worked at Electrowatt for two years, then spent four years as a self-employed consultant. From 1996 to mid-2001 she worked as a principal consultant at WS Atkins plc. She spent the next two years at Enviros Consulting Ltd, initially as a principal consultant and then as a technical director. In August 2003 she became a self-employed consultant again.

Her radioactive waste management projects include: acting as specialist adviser to the House of Lords committee that conducted an enquiry into the management of nuclear waste; contributing substantially to UK government work on clearance and exemption levels; undertaking a 'best practicable environmental option' (BPEO) study for UKAEA Dounreay on the treatment of nuclear fuel materials (as an input to public consultations); and carrying out a multi-attribute comparison of storage and disposal of high level waste for Pangea Resources International. She plays a major role in the SAFEGROUNDS project, particularly in the production of guidance on the management of contaminated land on nuclear-licensed and defence sites, and is involved in national stakeholder dialogues on BNFL's environmental policy and on decommissioning of Magnox reactors. She was a member of the secretariat for the Committee Examining Radiation Risks from Internal Emitters (CERRIE) and assisted the committee to prepare its preliminary report. In 2002 and 2003 she assisted the UK environment agencies to prepare guidance for their nuclear inspectors on setting limits for discharges of radioactive effluents and on assessing the application of 'best practicable means' to discharge control.

April 2004

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