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Milton Levenson

Milton Levenson has 73 years of nuclear experience, starting at The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1944. He retired from The Argonne National Laboratory in 1973 as Associate Director for Energy and the Environment to become the first Director of Nuclear Power at The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

He is a member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, a Past President of the American Nuclear Society, and received the Robert E. Wilson award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering for contributions to nuclear chemical engineering.

Most of his career has been in nuclear reactor safety and fuel processing but currently he is a Senior Technical Advisor to the weapons safety program of NNSA. 

Dr. Levenson shared some unique memories about his encounters with the Soviet and Russian nuclear energy issues and people. He wrote them up specially for this web site. They give a rare perspective on events that are now history of an expert whose knowledge of the nuclear safety has been sought by peers and political leaders.

Stories by Dr. Milton Levenson

Early exchanges between American and Soviet nuclear scientists of non-weapons data 

A Different Chernobyl