Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Rightmire accepts editorship

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 11, 1998 — Craig T. Rightmire of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has accepted an invitation to serve as associate editor for the journal Environmental Geosciences.

This journal is a peer-reviewed environmental publication focusing on original scientific research associated with topical environmental issues and practices. Rightmire will edit environmental manuscripts submitted for publication during his year-long editorship.

Rightmire joined ORNL in 1991 and is manager of the Groundwater Program Office and a hydrogeologist in the Environmental Sciences Division. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master's degree in geology from the University of Texas. Rightmire did post-graduate studies in geochemistry at John Hopkins University.

He has been a consultant or worked in the commercial, private or government industry for more than 25 years. He is currently assessing waste management and determining how to cost-effectively remediate the Melton Valley and the Bethel Valley Watershed projects at ORNL.

He served as senior U.S. representative and session chairman at the 1978 International Atomic Energy Agency Symposium on Isotope Hydrology and served as session chairman on a recent session on Field Flow in Fractured Rocks. Rightmire is author or co-author of more than 40 publications and is senior editor of an American Association of Petroleum Geologists publication.

He is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Institute of Hydrology and the Geochemical Society.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.