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Paul Woollam

Paul Woollam

Paul has a lifetime of experience in the technical and strategic aspects of nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management. He was formerly Chief Decommissioning Strategist with Magnox Ltd and has been a member of the Magnox sites’ Nuclear Safety Committees for many years. He is also a member of the Magnox Ltd Nuclear Safety and Environment Council and has of late also worked with NDA developing decommissioning strategy. Paul's international decommissioning experience includes five years working with Public Service Company, Colorado as a member of the Fort St Vrain Oversight Committee. He has also reviewed decommissioning plans in the USA, France and Spain and is currently advising the Japan Atomic Power Company and the Tokyo Electric Power Company on a range of decommissioning issues including cost and safety. Paul recently provided extensive support to OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in the production of Nuclear Energy Outlook and the nuclear energy section of Energy Technology Perspectives. He also chaired the OECD/NEA Expert Group on Decommissioning Policies, Strategies and Costs.

Interests

Paul and his wife have a narrowboat on which they regularly disappear to enjoy the tranquillity of the 250 year old Inland Waterways system of England and Wales. They like messing about in boats, Wind in the Willows style! Encountering a range of countries, cultures and people is another favourite pastime, with visits to Colombia, India, Mexico and New Zealand recently made or planned. They live in a small Cotswold village, where Paul is chair of the Village Hall Trustees.