Cynthia Jones ’81, PhD, physics graduate and Augsburg regent, is a senior staff member in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Since the Japan earthquake and tsunami, she has been working long hours in their Operations Center to help U.S. officials and the public understand what is happening at the nuclear reactor sites in Japan so that the U.S. can make informed decisions of the situation.
Jones has been with the NRC since 1988, first as a senior health physicist, and currently as senior technical advisor for nuclear security. She is responsible for coordinating agency interactions both with government and the industry, domestically and international, that relate to nuclear security, safeguards, radiological and nuclear protection issues, and potential health effects of adverse consequences. Continue reading “Regent Cynthia Jones monitors radioactivity in the nuclear crisis”