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
Phone: (202) 334-3066
Fax: (202) 334-3077


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

About this Event


Organizing Body:

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

Primary Board:

Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board


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