Eileen Supko is a Principal at Energy Resources International, Inc., which she joined in 1990. Ms. Supko is a leading expert on the topics of nuclear fuel and nuclear waste management, with more than 25 years of experience providing technical, policy and economic analysis associated with both the front-end and back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Ms. Supko serves as the Principal Representative in North America for the World Nuclear Transport Institute (link to www.wnti.co.uk), a position that she has held since 2001.
Ms. Supko provides nuclear fuel cycle consulting services to electric power companies, including development of procurement strategies, commercial bid evaluation related activities, and review and audit of nuclear fuel procurement practices. She has had experience in analyzing the market and pricing implications of legislation and government policy on such matters as the introduction of excess U.S. government inventories into the civilian nuclear fuel cycle. In the course of these activities, Ms. Supko has participated in due diligence reviews and has performed cost-benefit analyses to support the licensing of a nuclear fuel cycle facility. Ms. Supko has assessed the impacts of regulations on schedules for licensing and construction of fuel cycle facilities. She is co-author of a major annual ERI report that addresses all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Ms. Supko began her career as a nuclear engineer at Carolina Power and Light Company, where her responsibilities included nuclear fuel procurement and nuclear reactor core design and analysis. She administered contracts for uranium enrichment services and fuel fabrication, and performed economic analysis to support nuclear fuel procurement activities.
In addition to her other consulting activities, Ms. Supko is the co-author of an industry handbook on nuclear fuel fabrication, and author of a handbook on spent nuclear fuel storage prepared for the Electric Power Research Institute. Ms. Supko has presented numerous papers at nuclear industry and radioactive materials transportation conferences and is a trained public speaker and communicates on issues associated with nuclear power, the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear waste management and radioactive materials transport. She has been interviewed extensively on the radio, and in print and television media, including media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post, PBS’ Think Tank and National Public Radio.