A leadership change is in the works at Carlsbad’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Phil Breidenbach, president and project manager for operating contractor Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), will be replaced by Bruce Covert in mid-June after a three-week transition period. AECOM, the parent company of NWP, announced the change on Thursday. Covert comes to Carlsbad from Scotland, where he served as vice president and project director for waste management projects at Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, a former nuclear reactor research and development center for the past couple years. He has also previously worked at the DOE’s Hanford Site in Washington and before that spent more than 20 years at a DOE site in New York.
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