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Don Fox, Ph.D.

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Don Fox is a scientist in the Energy Resource Recovery and Sustainability Department of the Idaho National Laboratory. He specializes in the development and operation of complex experimental systems for the study of fluid/solute behavior in natural and analog fractured and porous materials. These studies range from the bench scale to a 3-meter-by-1-meter diameter column in which he conducted a two-year investigation of carbon-14, tritium, and uranium migration in unsaturated natural sediments. He also specializes in geochemical modeling and interpretation of results pertaining to aqueous chemistry within breached (failed) Department of Energy waste packages containing DOE or commercial spent nuclear fuels and high-level waste. This work is done to support the National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) at INL. Before coming to INL, Don worked in the Geohydrology Department of the Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, N.M. He has authored or co-authored publications detailing the results of physical model investigations for transport of radioactive elements in the natural environment relative to high-level waste buried at the INL Radioactive Waste Management Complex. He is also author or co-author of many reports detailing investigations of geochemical interactions and the release of radioactive elements from breached DOE waste packages.


​M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of New Mxico

B.S., Microbiology and Geology - University of New Mexico

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