Past Event

Meeting 4: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
February 25, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Location: Marriott Residence Inn Idaho Falls
635 West Broadway Idaho Falls ID 83402

*Times listed below are US Mountain Time Zone (UTC - 07:00)

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Marriott Residence Inn, Taylor Crossing West Room

7:30* am
Call to Order and Welcome
- Introduction of committee and NAS staff
- Guidance for open sessions
Julia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, committee chair

7:40 am
Irradiation Performance of U-Mo Alloy Based 'Monolithic' Fuel, including Past Fuel Decisions, Updates on RERTR-12 and AFIP-6, -6 II and -7 results
Mitchell (Mitch) Meyer, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Fuel Development National Technical Lead

8:40 am
Fabrication Process Selection through the MP-1 Irradiation Test
Irina Glagolenko, INL, Fuel Development Irradiation Experiment Principal Investigator

9:35 am
Opportunity for Public Comment

9:45 am
Adjourn

Note: There will be a break in the data-gathering session as the committee is transported to the INL. The data-gathering session resumes at 11:30am with public access provided by teleconference (see details below).

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Via teleconference

Teleconference Information:
Access from Public Network: (208) 526-1404
Toll Free Access: 1-800-414-2147
Conference Password: None
For US callers dialing in from outside the local calling area: Dial the toll free number.
When the auto attendant answers press 1 for conference calls and then dial the five-digit Conference DN (61404).

11:30 am
Overview of USHPRR Fuel Irradiation Testing
Nic Woolstenhulme, INL, Fuel Development Lead Design Engineer

Post-irradiation Examination for Base Fuel Qualification
Adam Robinson, INL, Fuel Development Post Irradiation Examination Principal Investigator

12:30 pm
End Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public

Friday, February 27

*Times listed below are US Mountain Time Zone (UTC - 07:00)

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Marriott Residence Inn, Taylor Crossing West Room
7:30 am*
Call to Order and Welcome
- Introduction of committee and NAS staff
- Guidance for open sessions
- Overview of committee visit to INL
Julia Phillips, committee chair

7:45 am
Plan for Research Reactor Fuel Qualification -- including Base Fuel Qualification Plan and Requirements
Barry Rabin, INL, Fuel Development National Technical Lead Deputy
9:00 am
Overview of the Fuel Fabrication Capability and U-Mo Fabrication Process
Douglas Burkes, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Fuel Fabrication Capability Pillar Lead

10:00 am
BREAK

10:15 am
Research and Development Approach for Fuel Fabrication: Challenges and Concerns
Douglas Burkes, PNNL

11:15 am
NNSA/NA-23 Fuel Development (FD) Program Technical Review Committee
Richard Hobbins, Independent Consultant

12:15 pm
Opportunity for Public Comment

12:30 pm
End of Data-Gathering Session