Alumni, Lake H. Barrett
Lake H. Barrett (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering ’67, ’71), an independent consultant in the energy field with more than 40 years’ experience in nuclear energy and nuclear materials management, is a special advisor to the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the company that operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was breached during a March 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Mr. Barrett retired in 2002 from federal service after serving as the former head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Civilian Nuclear Waste management. He oversaw the removal of nuclear waste from a Three Mile Island reactor in 1979 and led the Yucca Mountain Geologic Repository program through site selection and confirmation by Congress.