Niles, Ken

Author Description

Ken Niles is the Assistant Director for the Nuclear Safety & Energy Siting Division of the Oregon Department of Energy. Ken manages Oregon’s involvement in operations and cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Site, the safe transport of radioactive materials through Oregon, and emergency preparedness in the event of a nuclear accident or petroleum shortage. He also oversees Oregon’s energy facility siting process which regulates the siting and operation of large scale natural gas, coal, biomass, solar, and wind energy facilities in Oregon. Ken joined the Oregon Department of Energy in July 1989. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a broadcast news reporter, working in both radio and television. A native Oregonian, Ken earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon State College in March 1992.

Authored Reports

Hanford Superfund Site Update