Michael A. Rivera

Vice President/Co-Founder

Mike Rivera is Vice President and co-founder of Aspen Resource Limited. Inc. Mike was instrumental in the creation of the POC, having conceived it as a way of increasing packaging efficiency of the high-content residues at Rocky Flats. He has worked continuously throughout his career in developing innovative solutions for problematic transuranic waste, and is known in the DOE Complex for his depth of knowledge and expertise in implementable solutions. Mike is an expert in characterization and is well regarded for his innovative solution in packaging problematic waste materials.

His 30 years of experience includes:  HLW, TRU and Low-Level waste management; waste certification; treatment and packaging process development and implementation; strategic planning for the management of orphan and problematic waste streams; Safeguard and Security reviews and Risk and Vulnerability screening and assessments for disposition of attractive materials.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S., Biology, Santa Clara University

  • U.S. Patent: Patent # US5998800 – Pipe Overpack Container – for the transport and disposal of TRU waste

  • US. Provisional Patent – Stainless Steel Filtered Vent with HDPE Collar – for transport and disposal of combustible TRU waste

  • Qualified Acceptable Knowledge Expert (AKE)/Advanced Mixed Waste

  • GGTP Manager

  • Independent Technical Reviewer (ITR)

  • Quality Assurance Officer (QAO)

  • Q-Clearance, current.