Mr. Eddie Ashe has over thirty years of nuclear industry experience, including twenty-five years related to nuclear safety as a consultant addressing critical needs. His experience includes all aspects of safety analysis including: development, maintenance, and implementation of hazard analysis programs; accident analysis; control selection; preparation and review of documented safety analysis (DSA) for DOE facilities; integrated safety analysis (ISA) for NRC facilities; preparation and review of technical safety requirements (TSR) documents, and unreviewed safety question determinations (USQDs) preparation and training. Mr. Ashe has contributed to probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) for light water reactors and advanced reactors. He has served as the primary radiological and chemical consequence analyst for several facilities and has provided consequences for all types of release scenarios.
Mr. Ashe has B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Economics from North Carolina State University.
Mr. Ashe has developed, implemented, and improved hazard analysis programs, including establishing procedures for performance of process hazard analysis for new projects. He has supported the DOE Office of River Protection as a Safety Basis Review Team member, most recently reviewing progress for the Tank Side Cesium Removal (TSCR) project at the Hanford site. This included evaluating nuclear safety practices including initial hazard identification, process hazards analysis, calculation and analysis practices, control evaluation and disposition, and documentation requirements.
Mr. Ashe supported the New Brunswick Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory by preparing safety basis documents that authorized nuclear materials handling which had placed the facility on standby. The documents include Justifications for Continued Operations, Evaluations of the Safety of the Situation, and Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) Potential Inadequacies of the Safety Analysis. This allowed New Brunswick Laboratory to transfer all their transuranic materials out of the facility, reduce the hazard classification of the facility from Hazard Category 3 to Radiological and cancel the DSA/TSRs.
Mr. Ashe supported startup of operations at Portsmouth and Paducah DUF6 Conversion Facilities by drafting significant portions of the approved DSAs. He was the primary author of the approved TSRs specifying the modes, limiting conditions of operation (LCOs), surveillance requirements (SRs), and specific administrative controls (SACs).