Past Event

Meeting 6: Current Status of and Progress toward Eliminating Highly Enriched Uranium Use in Fuel for Civilian Research and Test Reactors

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

Thursday, May 21

*Times listed below are US Eastern Time Zone (ETC - 05:00)

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Keck Center, Room 209

7:30 am* Call to Order and Welcome

  • Introduction of committee and NAS staff
  • Guidance for open sessions
  • Overview of European and B&W Facility Tours
Julia Phillips, committee chair

8:00 am Uranium Supply and Demand
Parrish Staples, Director, Domestic Uranium Enrichment Program, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)


9:00 am Question and Answer Session with M3
Chris Landers, M3 Conversion Program Manager, NNSA


10:00 am BREAK

10:15 am National Security Council (NSC) Perspectives on M3 Conversion Program
Scott Roecker, Director for Nuclear Threat Reduction, NSC [oral comments only?no slides]

10:45 am Costs and Yield of LEU Production
Gunes Argon, Project Manager - Research Test Reactors, Babcock & Wilcox


11:45 am ADJOURN

Friday, May 22

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Center for Neutron Research
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

FACILITY TOUR NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

Public access is not available for the committee?s facility tour of the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Members of the public interested in touring the NCNR may contact NIST at the following link: http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/visitor/index.html.

9:00 am Welcome and Introduction of the NCNR as a National User Facility
Rob Dimeo, Director, NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

This will be an orientation briefing which will provide an overview of how NIST operates the national and international landscape for neutron user facilities, the role of a user facility in the government and the Department of Commerce.

9:30 am FACILITY TOUR
Tour of the NCNR instrument hall with stops to discuss specific science highlights and applications with users.

Time Speaker Location
9:30-9:40 Dan Hussey BT2
9:40-9:50 Craig Brown BT1
9:50-10:05 Collin Broholm MACS
10:05-10:15 Bob Williams Cold source
10:15-10:25 Chuck Majkrzak SE corner of G100
10:25-10:40 Jennifer Lee NG7 Refl
10:40-10:50 Alex Grutter PBR
10:50-11:05 Fred Wietfeldt aCORN
11:05-11:20 Norm Wagner NGB 30 M SANS
11:20-11:30 Eric Lin 10 M SANS


11:30 am Lunch at the NIST cafeteria (Administration Building - Building 101)

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NIST, Room K-04 B Side

12:30 pm Call to Order and Welcome
  • Overview of NCNR tour
  • Guidance for open sessions
Julia Phillips, committee chair

12:40 pm Status and planning for the NIST reactor conversion
Bob Williams, NCNR

1:00 pm Panel discussion with NCNR representatives

1:30 pm ADJOURN