Past Event

Meeting 5: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015

Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 Interstate 70 Drive Columbia MO 65203

Thursday, April 16

*Times listed below are US Central Time Zone (UTC - 06:00)

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Holiday Inn Executive Center, Truman Room

8:00 am* Call to Order and Welcome
+ Introduction of committee and NAS staff
+ Guidance for open sessions
Julia Phillips, committee chair

8:15 am Material Management and Minimization's (MMM's) International Fuel Development Collaborations including HERACLES, Abdellatif Yacout, MMM European Fuel Development Technical Lead, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

9:15 am BREAK

9:25 am NNSA's Russian Reactor Conversion Program: Historical Overview, Major Accomplishments, Current Status Jordi Roglans-Ribas, ANL Director of the Nuclear Engineering Division, ANL Material Management and Minimization (MMM) Program Manager

10:45 am Risk-Based Management of Programs and Projects with Technical Uncertainties, Dave Maloney, Emeritus Technology Fellow, CH2MHill

11:45 am Opportunity for Public Comment

12:00 pm End of Data-Gathering Session

NOTE: The next public session will begin at 3:20 pm at the University of Missouri's Research Reactor, North Office Addition. See below for details.

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
University of Missouri, North Office Addition

3:20 pm Call to Order and Welcome
+ Guidance for open sessions
Julia Phillips, committee chair

3:30 pm Discussion and briefings on the conversion of MURR fuel
Ralph Butler, Executive Director of the MURR Center


Details for public access:

Members of the public who are interested in attending the briefing must be a US citizen and have and present a valid US passport. They must provide their names, address, nationality, and passport information to Margee Stout (telephone: 573-882-5279, email: stoutmp@missouri.edu) by April 2, 2015. Access to the North Office Addition at the University of Missouri preapproved general public will start at 3:15 pm.

5:00 pm Highlights of Findings and Recommendations from the Independent Strategic Review of the MMM Program, John Marra, Savannah River National Laboratory, co-chair of MMM's Independent Strategic Review -- via teleconference

6:00 pm End of Data-Gathering Session

Friday, April 17
*Times listed below are US Central Time Zone (UTC - 06:00)

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Holiday Inn Executive Center, Truman Room

8:00 am* Call to Order and Welcome
+Introduction of committee and NAS staff
+ Overview of Reactor Tour
+ Guidance for open sessions
Julia Phillips, committee chair

8:10 am High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Fuel Development Effort, Michael Itamura, acting technical lead for Fuel Fabrication Capability pillar, MMM Office, Sandia National Laboratories/National Nuclear Security Administration, via teleconference

9:15 am Critical Success Factors for Managing High Risk Programs -- William Madia, Stanford University, co-chair of MMM's Independent Strategic Review, via teleconference

10:15 am General Discussion

10: 30 am Public Comment

10: 40 am End of Data-Gathering Session