Past Event

Meeting 1: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
October 23, 2014 - October 24, 2014

Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

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Thursday, October 23

12:45 pm Call to order and welcome
Julia Phillips, committee chair

1:00 pm History, Organization, and Goals of GTRI Conversion Program
Christopher Landers, Sr., National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI), Reactor Conversion Program Manager
Jeffrey Chamberlin, Director, GTRI Office of European and African Threat Reduction

1:45 pm Questions and Answers (Q&A)

2:00 pm GTRI Reactor Conversion Program Scope and Status
Jordi Roglans-Ribas, Director of the Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, GTRI Program Manager

2:45 pm Q&A

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm Regulatory Steps for Conversion of Reactors
Alexander Adams, Chief of Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

4:00 pm Q&A

4:15 pm Main Challenges Facing Research Reactors
Pablo Adelfang, Research Reactor Section, International Atomic Energy Agency

5:00 pm Q&A

5:15 pm Opportunity for Public Comment

5:25 pm Adjourn

Friday, October 24

8:00 am Call to order and welcome
Julia Phillips, committee chair

8:10 am Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Use in Russia (via Skype)
Pavel Podvig, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University; Member, International Panel on Fissile Materials
Summary Table Web (XLS format)
Summary Table GTRI (XLS format)

9:00 am Q&A

9:15 am Challenges of High Performance Research Reactor Conversions
John Stevens, Manager of Research and Test Reactor Department, Argonne National Laboratory

10:00 am Q&A

10:15 am BREAK

10:45 am Conversion Analyses for the MITR-II Reactor
Thomas Newton, Director of Reactor Operations and Associate Director, Reactor Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:30 am Q&A

11:45 am Opportunity for Public Comment