Philip EgidiEnvironmental Scientist at Environment Protection AgencySpeaker
Phil has over 35 years’ experience with environmental radioactivity. He joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in their Washington DC headquarters in late 2011. He works in the Radiation Protection Division and his focus is on TENORM in industrial wastes (e.g, fracking, mining, water treatment). He previously worked for the State of Colorado, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Bendix Field Engineering. He worked on some of the first uranium mill tailings cleanups starting in 1983. Over the years, he has been on numerous committees relative to TENORM, and was a member of the team that developed the national consensus standard HPS/ANSI N13.53 “Control and Release of TENORM (2016)”. He currently is a team member for HPS/ANSI N13.8 “Radiation Protection for Underground Uranium Miners,” and ANSI/HPS N13.65 “Measurement and Evaluation of Radiation and Radioactive Sources Using Portable Radiation Detection Instruments.” He is President Elect of the Health Physics Society’s Environment and Radon Section, as well as liaison and federal resource to the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors on multiple committees. He is a member of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Task Group on NORM. He served on the International Committee on Radiation Protection Task Group 76 that published Report 142 on Radiological Protection from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes (2019) and is currently on ICRP Task Group 127 on exposure scenarios and categories of exposure. He also served on the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements Scientific Committee 5 that published Commentary #29, NORM and TENORM in the Oil and Gas Industry (2020). He continues to participate in various committees on TENORM around the world, including IAEA’s ENVIRONET.