7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Rebecca Tadesse

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Head of Division, Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning


Rebecca Tadesse is the Head of the NEA Division of Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning (RWMD). She has a significant role in the co-ordination of NEA activities related to the decommissioning and clean-up of the Fukushima Daiichi site. Prior to joining the NEA, Tadesse served as the Chief of the Radiation Protection Branch in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). She has over 27 years of domestic and international experience in the operation and radiation safety of research reactors, fuel fabrication facilities, nuclear power plants and biomedical research facilities. Tadesse also served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Commissioners and Senior Operational Assistant in the Executive Director’s Office. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in radiation physics from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in environmental science/policy from Johns Hopkins University.