Past Event

Meeting 1: Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
November 28, 2017 - November 29, 2017

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

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Darlene Gros
Email: Disposal_Plutonium@nas.edu
Phone: (202) 334-3066
Fax: (202) 334-3077

Presentations

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Overview of the Material Management and Minimization Program and the Committee's Tasking
Peter Hanlon, NNSA, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Material Management and Minimization

Plutonium Dilute and Dispose Program Scope and Status
Sachiko McAlhany, NNSA, Senior Technical Advisor

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and Disposal of Surplus Plutonium
Betsy Forinash, Director, National Transuranic Waste Program-HQ, DOE-EM

Environmental Protection Agency's Activities Related to the Plutonium Dilute and Dispose Program
Thomas Peake, EPA Radiation Protection Division, director for the Center for Waste Management and Regulations

New Mexico Stakeholder Perspectives: Southwest Research and Information Center
Don Hancock, Director

Dilute and Dispose: The Best Available Approach for Excess Plutonium Disposition
Ed Lyman, Senior Scientist, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Perspectives from the US Government Accountability Office
David Trimble, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, US GAO
Eli Lewine, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources and Environment, US GAO

Historical Perspectives and Congressional Authorities
James Werner, Congressional Research Service

Plutonium Disposal Considerations
Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Welcome and Meeting Overview
Robert (Bob) Dynes, committee chair
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WIPP Compliance
George Basabilvazo, Chief Scientist, Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Gregory M. Sahd, Federal Security Officer, CBFO
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Overview of the 6 Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium Disposition Plan
Maxcine Maxted, Savannah River Nuclear Materials Program Manager, Office of the Assistant Manager for Nuclear Materials Stabilization, DOE-Environmental Management (EM)
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WIPP Performance Assessment: Surplus Pu Disposition
Sean Dunagan, Manager of Special Projects and Remote Site Support, Sandia National Laboratories
Brad Day, WIPP Performance Assessment Analyst, Sandia National Laboratories
Todd R. Zeitler, WIPP Performance Assessment Analyst, Sandia National Laboratories
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WIPP Compliance Recertification Process and Planned Change Notice Considerations
Tom Peake, Director, Center for Waste Management and Regulations, US Environmental Protection Agency
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Feasibility and Risks of Human Intrusion in WIPP
Cameron Tracy, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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Public comments and closing comments for Day 1
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Call to order and welcome, brief introductions by the committee
Bob Dynes, committee chair
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NNSA Introduction
Bill Kilmartin, Director, Office of Material Disposition, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Surplus Plutonium Disposition - Dilute and Dispose Approach LCCE Risk Assessment Process
Tom Cantey, Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program Manager, Office of Material Disposition, NNSA and Sterling Robertson, Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program Manager, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
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Supplemental remarks
Tom Cantey, NNSA
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Surplus Plutonium Disposition Dilute and Dispose NEPA
Paloma Richard, NEPA Document Manager, Office of Material Disposition, NNSA
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Engagement with IAEA for 6 MT
Kevin Veal, Director, Office of International Nuclear Safeguards, NNSA [oral comments only—no slides]
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Overview of Dilute and Dispose Waste Form Criticality Analysis for Disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
John Scaglione, Used Fuel Systems Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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DOE (NNSA and EM) follow-up to address unanswered questions from Day One
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Public comments and closing comments for the public session meeting
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Supplemental documents
WIPP Performance Assessment: Surplus Pu Disposition – Updated Slide 44 (April 17, 2019)
Sean Dunagan, Manager of Special Projects and Remote Site Support, Sandia National Laboratories

About this Event

Agenda

Organizing Body:

Committee on Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Primary Board:

Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Contact:

Project staff, Disposal_Plutonium@nas.edu