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July 2022

James Hylko
Radioactive Byproduct Characterisation & E = 0© Safety Concept at Independent Consultant


Jim lives in West Paducah, Kentucky, USA, and has over 30 years of combined nuclear experience in decommissioning, emergency planning, quality assurance and safety. He has been an instructor for the Annual Radiological Protection Summer School since 2018.

  • Certified Quality Auditor - American Society for Quality.
  • Contributing Writer, POWER magazine.
  • Predictive Maintenance Workshop, International Youth Nuclear Congress, Sydney, Australia (2020).
  • Managing the Unexpected in Decommissioning, Nuclear Energy Series NW-T-2.8, (published April 2016); 2) Emergency Preparedness (2016); 3) Leadership Skills / Root-Cause Analysis (2017-2019), International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria and Trieste, Italy.
  • Decommissioning Planning for Nuclear Reactors & Fuel Cycle Facilities - Using ‘Capture & Control’ for the ‘Unexpected Now’ to Ultimately Achieve ‘Cold & Dark’, University of Bristol, Bristol, England (2018); World Nuclear University Summer Institute, Bucharest, Romania (2019).
  • 1) Applying Configuration Management Concepts when Transitioning to a New Contract (2013, 2015, 2017); 2) Safety Culture (2018); 3) Preparing Technical Specialists for Management / Leadership Responsibilities in Radioactive Byproduct Engineering (2019), Waste Management Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Health Physics Society's Elda E. Anderson Award (2000).
  • Master of Public Health Degree, Health Physics, The University of Michigan School of Public Health (1986).

Agenda Sessions

  • Data Quality Objectives for Nuclear Plant and Fuel Cycle Facility Radioactive By-product Characterisation

  • Risk, Hazard Identification and Mitigation

  • Workshop: Hazard Identification and Mitigation