Eric Pierce is a senior scientist and leader of the Earth Sciences Group in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Born in New Orleans, Pierce has a Ph.D in low-temperature geochemistry from Tulane University. Pierce and his team at Oak Ridge work on environmental issues that result from nuclear energy production, such as how contaminants and energy production byproducts such as mercury move through the environment.
ORNL ScientistOak Ridge, TN
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Gilbert Plass was a Canadian physicist. Plass was born in 1922 in Toronto. He received a B.S. in physics from Harvard University before being hired to work on the Manhattan Project at the Chicago Met Lab, where he worked as an associate physicist.