The National Spent Fuel ​Collaborative, Inc.

Consent-Based Nuclear waste management solutions

The National Spent Fuel Collaborative is a non-profit corporation that promotes responsible nuclear waste management through storage solutions that earn enduring and informed consent from host communities and other key stakeholders. With offices in Boston, Massachusetts and the nation’s capital, the Collaborative serves as a trusted source of reliable information, policy guidance and best practices in the consent-based siting of nuclear waste storage facilities.


James A. Hamilton -- Founder and President

With a background of executive roles in the industrial and NGO sectors, combined with teaching and research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jim provides the vision and leadership for the Collaborative.  As the Managing Director at the Conservation Law Foundation, Mr. Hamilton advised Yankee Atomic Electric Company on development and implementation of its decommissioning program for its two nuclear power plants in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  He was also the lead author of the Yankee Rowe Site Closure Project Plan: the first of its kind in the nation and the roadmap for a successful spent fuel management and site closure effort.

​ Prior to forming the Collaborative, Jim was the Americas Vice President of Sustainability for a multinational manufacturer.  He also taught at MIT’s Environmental Policy Program and has lectured at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  Jim’s additional experience includes environmental risk management at Lockheed-Martin and technical consulting to Canada’s First Nation’s communities.  Jim earned a graduate degree in Technology and Policy from MIT and an undergraduate engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. He currently serves as Chairman of MIT’s Energy, Environment and Sustainability Global Collaboration Committee.

James H. Husson – Director and Treasurer  Mr. Husson is the  Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Boston College overseeing the university's development and alumni relations functions.  Husson has nearly 20 years of experience in institutional advancement and has served as the vice president for development for Brown University and as the director of major gifts for Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Northfield Mount Hermon School.



Douglas I. Foy -- Co-Chair, Board of Advisors 


Doug is the founder of Serrafix: a consulting group that advances clean energy, sustainable development and smart  transportation.  Previous to Serrafix, Doug was the Secretary of Commonwealth Development in Governor Mitt Romney’s cabinet, where he oversaw Massachusetts’ transportation, housing, environment, and energy agencies, with combined annual capital budgets of $5B and a total workforce exceeding 11,000.  This unique position enabled him to put into practice many of the policies he developed over twenty-five years as head of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s premier environmental advocacy organization. 

Widely acknowledged as a leading environmentalist, Doug received the President’s Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award (the country’s highest conservation award), the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and an honorary “Officer of the Order of the British Empire”.  An avid outdoorsman since his 1968 U.S. Olympic rowing team days, Doug enjoys the environment he is working to
conserve.  Doug is chair of the board of directors of Renew Energy Partners LLC, an energy efficiency development and finance firm serving commercial, industrial and non-profit enterprises.  He holds a B.S. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard.

John W. Rowe -- Co-Chair, Board of Advisors

John is the Chairman Emeritus of Exelon Corporation and the 2012 recipient of the United States Energy Award: an honor given annual to an outstanding energy leader in recognition of their leadership initiatives and contributions to the global understanding of energy issues.


Rowe led Exelon since its formation in 2000 through the merger of PECO Energy and the parent of Commonwealth Edison.  Rowe previously held Chief Executive Officer positions at the New England Electric System and Central Maine Power Company, served as general counsel of Consolidated Rail Corporation, and was a partner in the law firm of Isham, Lincoln & Beale. Rowe is a former Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Edison Electric Institute. He was Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Energy Policy and serves on the Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. He is the lead Independent Director of the Northern Trust Company and a member of the Board of Directors of Allstate.


John Rowe holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.