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Thomas Wellock, Ph.D.

Historian, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dr. Thomas R. Wellock is the historian at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). At the NRC, Dr. Wellock writes scholarly and popular history on the regulation of nuclear power.  Prior to coming to the NRC, Dr. Wellock was a professor of U.S. history at Central Washington University.  He has published two books, Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958-1978 and Conserving the Nation: The Conservation and Environmental Movements, 1870-2000. He has also published numerous articles on the history of nuclear power. Dr. Wellock has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate Degree in History from the University of California at Berkeley.

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