Meet the Ruh Family
Mike Ruh, 1979-2021, ConEdison/Entergy Tim Ruh, 2016-2021, Entergy Gail Ruh, 1980-2021, NYPA/Entergy
The Ruhs are a prime example of how nuclear is a family industry. Both Mike and Gail grew up in the Peekskill-Buchanan area where they later married. Mike was hired in 1979 by ConEdison. He briefly worked in the unit 1 water treatment plant before working as a nuclear plant operator (NPO) and reactor operator for unit 2. Mike volunteered in the local fire department and served in the plant fire brigade. Gail was encouraged by her sister to take on an administrative assistant job with NYPA in 1980. In 2016 Gail and Mike were joined by their son, Tim, who has worked at Entergy as a nuclear plant operator. In this unique group interview the family discuss their experiences of work, community, and home life.