Janet P. Kotra, Las Vegas, NV: an interview by Danielle Endres, 10 April 2008

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Title Janet P. Kotra, Las Vegas, NV: an interview by Danielle Endres, 10 April 2008
Alternative Title No. 702 Janet Kotra
Creator Kotra, Janet, 1955-
Contributor Endres, Danielle
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-04-10
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Nevada, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5509151/
Subject Kotra, Janet, 1955- --Interviews; Nuclear Regulatory Commission--History; Radioactive waste disposal in the ground--Nevada--Yucca Mountain--Planning; Yucca Mountain (Nev.); Indians of North America--Nevada
Description Transcript (28 pages) of an interview by Danielle Endres with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Janet P. Kotra of Herman, Virginia,on 10 April 2008. Part of the Nuclear Technology Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1867
Abstract Janet Kotra (b. 1955) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission discusses the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste disposal site. A scientist with a PhD from the University of Maryland, Dr. Kotra was born in Tacoma Park, Maryland, and aside from living in Hawaii as a young woman and while pursuing her bachelor´s degree, has lived in the DC area for much of her life. Dr. Kotra´s interest in public policy and abiding sense of justice took her to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she spent her entire PhD career. Her husband is Indian, and his uncle was involved with the Indian independence movement, and Dr. Kotra feels particularly close to the ideals MK Gandhi espoused. Most of the interview deals with the function and history of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the independent watchdog arm of the federal nuclear establishment. She explores the relationship between the development arm, the Department of Energy, and her own regulatory body, and its roots in the Atomic Energy Commission. The interview spells out in great detail the NRC´s duties, moral compass as Dr. Kotra sees it, and the commission´s commitment to working with stakeholders, including Native American tribal governments, whether on the Yucca Mountain project or others. Project: Nuclear Technology. Interviewer: Danielle Endres
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
ARK ark:/87278/s60s1jcc
Topic U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Radioactive waste disposal in the ground--Planning; Nevada--Yucca Mountain; Indians of North America
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2020-10-27
ID 838903
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60s1jcc
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