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This page updated May 25th 2003

(also some comments on public regulations - not complete)

Richard Wilson
Department of Physics and
Energy and Environmental Policy Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, U.S. Congress (nuclear safety) 1971 & 1974

Massachusetts Legislative Hearing on oil import terminal, 1972

AEC/NRC Licensing Hearings, limited appearances on Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and Seabrook Nuclear Power Plants, 1972 & 1976

AEC Rule-making hearing on emergency core cooling system; limited appearance, technical interrogator for the State of Maine, 1973

Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (LNG safety), 1973

Warren Committee on Nuclear Power, California House of Representatives, 1976

Subcommittee of U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics (risk analysis), 1977

FDA hearings on use of acrylic plastic in plastic bottles, 1977

OSHA hearings on occupational exposure to benzene, 1977

State of Michigan, Air Pollution Control Board, (hazard from DCB emissions), March 1978

State of California, Air Pollution Control Board vinyl chloride regulations, April, 1978

OSHA hearings on regulations for occupational exposures to carcinogens, May, 1978

Cambridge City Council, (nuclear power risks), Oct. 1978

Mass. Energy Facilities Siting Council on LNG Tank Siting Criteria, Oct. 1978

Thornton Committee, Mass. Legislature, LNG Transportation Safety, Oct. 1978

Dept. of Environmental Quality Engineering, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Harvard

Co-Generation Facility (MASCO) Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Chairman, Morris

Udall, (radioactive waste disposal), Jan. 1979

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering, (emergency sulfur standard), March, 1979

Science Committee, N.H. Legislature, radioactive waste disposal, March, 1979

EPA Hearing on Proposed Regulations concerning airborne substances posing a risk of cancer (44 Fed. Reg. 58642) and proposed generic standards (44 Fed. Reg. 58662), March, 1980

U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Science Research and Technology, Bill HR 4939 (risk analysis), May, 1980

U.S. House of Representatives, Bill HR 7190, (sponsored by Rep. McCormack) (accelerated program of light water nuclear reactor safety research and development), June, 1980

EPA Hearings on Benzene Emissions from Maleic Anhydride Plants, Aug. 1980

Testimony before EPA on 2,4,5-T suspension for Dow Chemicals, Dec. 1980

State of California, Air Pollution Control Board, (Air Pollution Regulations), March, 1981

Testimony, Victoria Palmer, et al., v. Nova Scotia Forest Products (spraying of 2-4-5-T), Sidney, Nova Scotia, June, 1983

New York City Federal Court, Testimony on risks of selenium in a case of medical malpractice, 1984

Testimony, Oregon Environmental Council; Citizens for the Safe Control of the Gypsy Moth; Elaine Olsen and Glen Olsen and Friends of the Earth; National Coalition against the Misuse

of Pesticides v. Leonard Kunzman, Director, State of Oregon, Department of Agriculture (risk assessment for pesticides), March, 1985

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science and Technology, (radon contamination risk assessment and mitigation research, Oct. 1985

Testimony, v. Dow Chemical Co., et al., (Fresno, CA) (exposure to DBCP), Feb. 1986

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, Ch. M. Udall (Implications for the U.S. Nuclear Power Program), June, 1986

Testimony, Higgins v. Aerojet, Inc. (Sacramento, CA) (risk of TCE), Oct. 1986

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, Ch. M. Udall (Chernobyl and emergency planning), April, 1987

U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation, Ch. J. Breaux (Chernobyl and emergency planning), May, 1987

State of Maine, Committee on Emergency Planning, Mr. Edward Brown, (Chernobyl and emergency planning), Aug. 1987

Oregon State Court, v. Chevron Oil Company and Others, Testimony on risk of benzene exposure, Aug. 1987

Limited Appearance, Operating License Hearing, Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, Oct. 1987

Committee on Energy and Planning, Province of Ontario Emergency Planning, Chairman, K.J. McNeil, Oct. 1987

New Hampshire Legislature, Committee, Review of Seabrook, Jan. 1988

Vermont Legislature Committee, "Emergency Planning", Feb. 1988

U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, "Environmental toxins and children: exploring the risks", Sept. 1990

U.S. Senate: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Chairman, J. Bennett Johnston (Actinide Recycle and Liquid Metal Reactor), Aug. 1993

U.S. Senate: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Chairman, J. Bennett Johnston (Plutonium Disposition) , May 1994

Testimony for EPA Hearing on Air Quality Standards, Jan. 1997

Comment on NIEHS proposed 1998 report on electromagnetic fields

Testimony to Hearing of Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations "Remembering How to Make Cheap Nuclear Electricity", May 1998

Proposed Testimony to Subcommitee on National Aprks, Historic Preservation and Recreation of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources US SENATE,  April  2000     Hearing cancelled

Comment on EPA proposal for regulation of emission of radionuclides from DOE facilities

Comment on EPA proposal for regulation of radionuclides in drinking water

Comment on EPA proposed arsenic standard "Default Dose-Response Relationships for Arsenic; and How to Change them

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