Global expert in nuclear technology visits county

   An international nuclear technology expert got a close-up look at Texas nuclear power emergency preparedness and response in a visit this week to Matagorda County and to STP. 
   Luis Carolos Longoria Gandara is the director of Latin American technical cooperation for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  
   Based in Vienna, Austria, Gandara and Mike Ford, the former county judge of Somervell County, were guests of County Judge Nate McDonald.  
   Somervell County is the home of Texas’ other nuclear power plant, Comanche Peak. 
   McDonald invited the Bay City newspapers to interview to Gandara Monday morning. 
   McDonald was in Vienna recently to attend an IAEA meeting and the judge invited Gandara to Matagorda County. 
   The PhD-educated Gandara was at Texas A&M before coming to Matagorda County. 
   Visiting A&M’s nuclear research program, Gandara worked with A&M nuclear power officials on an exercise in June 2016. 

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