Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Karen P. Smith
Senior Program Manager, Land and Renewable Resources
M.S., Geology, Southern Methodist University, 1982.
Current Role
Senior Program Manager, Land and Renewable Resources.
Energy and environmental policy and regulatory analysis; environmental impact analysis; research on and assessment of issues associated with land management, energy development, and sustainable resource management; environmental site remediation; program development; project management.
Career Highlights
  • Program development: Programmatic evaluation of energy development on public lands in the western United States; management and regulation of petroleum industry waste streams; oversight and management of environmental site remediation programs.
  • Principal investigator: Solar and wind energy development analyses; energy development on tribal lands; risk-based management strategies and regulation for petroleum industry wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive material.
  • Consultant: Steering Committee for International Atomic Energy Agency’s Network of Environmental Management and Remediation (ENVIRONET), 2008-present.