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ORNL researcher honored for coal fuel cycles report

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 4, 1995 — A researcher at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been honored for his report on coal fuel cycles.

Dr. Russell Lee, group leader in the Energy and Global Change Analysis Section of the Energy Division, was honored by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) for his report "Estimating Externalities of Coal Fuel Cycles." Lee served as project manager for the report.

Lee was honored by the association during its annual meeting in Chicago for the best report in applied geography during 1994. The association further praised the report for its importance and comprehensiveness.

The report resulted from the work of joint U.S.-European research teams to develop a methodological framework using existing data and models to quantify the external costs and benefits of energy based on the intensive analysis of two sites in the United States. The study demonstrates the application of concepts relating to physical and economic geography. It is honored for the depth of the methodological investigation, thoroughness of research and excellence of the analysis and synthesis of the many complex and difficult issues associated with alternative fuels.

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Lee earned bachelor's and master's degrees in geography from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in geography from McMaster University.

Lee and his family reside in Oak Ridge.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, a Lockheed Martin company, which also manages the Oak Ridge K-25 Site and the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.