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John Powell

Director Environment, Safety and Health

John Powell leads the Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). John is an environmental engineer with more than 35 years of ES&H experience within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex. He worked in DOE's national nuclear security and environmental cleanup programs before joining ORNL in 2004. John led the Laboratory Waste Services group and subsequently served as director of ORNL's Environmental Protection and Waste Services Division before becoming the ES&H Director in October 2013.