Doug Shoop was named the Deputy Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL) in February 2008. He is responsible for the oversight of daily operations, program planning, project execution, budgeting, compliance with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement-TPA), and safe, environmentally acceptable and responsible management of the DOE Hanford Site.
DOE-RL oversees multiple Hanford contactors involved with cleanup of the 586-square mile former nuclear weapons production site. Previously, Shoop was the Assistant Manager for Safety and Engineering for DOE-RL, where he managed three divisions providing contract and regulatory oversight of numerous technical disciplines including nuclear safety, criticality safety, radiation protection, occupational safety, occupational health, fire protection, quality assurance, engineering, safeguards and security, emergency preparedness, and environmental protection.
Shoop has more than 24 years of management and technical experience with the Department of Energy, private industry and academia. Prior to his employment with DOE, he was employed by Fluor Hanford, Inc., Westinghouse Hanford Company and at the Idaho National Environmental Engineering Laboratory where he managed staff and programs associated with the characterization and remediation of multiple, complex hazardous waste sites; facility decontamination and decommissioning; and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) operations.
He also spent approximately eight years in academia conducting clinical research in collaboration with various universities and hospitals throughout the United States. He has authored numerous professional publications in internationally recognized scientific journals and had numerous abstracts accepted for presentation at national scientific meetings.
Shoop holds a master’s degree in environmental health/industrial hygiene and a bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology. He is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists.
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