George Goode is responsible for environmental protection and occupational safety and health at the Laboratory’s 5,300-acre site, including compliance with federal, state, and local regulations that protect the Laboratory’s approximately 3,000 employees, the public, and the environment. Reporting to Goode are the Environmental Protection Division, the Radiological Control Division, and the Safety & Health Services Division.
In addition, Goode also oversees environmental cleanup at the Laboratory, with responsibility for the decommissioning and cleanup of Brookhaven Lab’s two research reactors, the remediation of the Peconic River, and the achievement of the Laboratory’s groundwater cleanup goals. Goode also serves as a lead crisis manager for the Laboratory.
Goode earned a B.S. in biology from Dickinson College in 1979, and an M.S. in environmental technology from the New York Institute of Technology in 1995. From 1980 to 1991, he worked in various technical and managerial positions in Long Island industries, including the Raytheon Corporation, Sedco Systems Division, and the Suffolk County Water Authority.
In 1991, Goode joined Brookhaven Lab as the manager of the Environmental Services Division and Waste Management Division. In 2003, these divisions were combined, and Goode became manager of the new Environmental Protection Division.
Goode has received numerous awards for his work, including the White House Closing the Circle Award in 2001 and 2007, and the Brookhaven Award for Outstanding Service in 2001. He also won seven DOE Pollution Prevention Awards between 1995 and 2006.