Dr. David C. Moody

U. S. Department of Energy
Savannah River Operations Office

Dr. David C. MoodyDr. Moody is the Manager of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina. He is a career member of the Senior Executive Service with more than 36 years of experience in the fields of environmental science and nuclear chemistry.

As DOE-SR Manager, Dr. Moody oversees the Site’s environmental management program, leading the efforts at SRS to accelerate disposition of legacy radioactive liquid waste and empty and close waste storage tanks; disposition transuranic (TRU) waste and legacy plutonium and uranium materials; accelerate area cleanup and closures across the Site; remediate soil and groundwater; deactivate and decommission surplus facilities; and consolidate and process nuclear materials, like plutonium and spent nuclear fuel. He oversees management of the Savannah River National Laboratory and prime contractors and projects that put American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to work to achieve more than a 75% industrial footprint reduction at SRS by the end of 2012.

Today, Dr. Moody is the visionary leader behind continuing the Site’s heritage of national service through accomplishment of the strategic business objectives of Enterprise•SRS (E•SRS), the Site’s vision for creating sustainable future missions by applying SRS nuclear knowledge and capabilities and transforming past environmental liabilities into revitalized and repurposed assets to solve some of our Nation’s most pressing challenges in the critical areas of national security, clean energy development and environmental management.

Prior to his September 2010 appointment, Dr. Moody served for five years as Manager of DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office where he directed the administration of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and the National Transuranic Waste Program. There he led national efforts to optimize TRU waste disposition, successfully obtaining regulatory approval for WIPP’s management and disposal of remote-handled TRU waste; receiving the U.S. Transport Council’s transportation safety award for the WIPP transportation system; completing legacy TRU waste cleanup at five waste sites; accelerating ARRA-funded TRU waste characterization in multiple states; and heading up regulatory efforts to renew the ten-year WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit and WIPP compliance recertification from the Environmental Protection Agency.

In his early career, Dr. Moody served in several capacities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), to include LANL’s senior technical advisor to Rocky Flats for nuclear waste management and co-leader for the environmental restoration program at Rocky Flats.

Dr. Moody has a doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

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