Past Event

Meeting 4: Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
March 12, 2018 - March 13, 2018

Location: WiPP Meeting 4 Albuquerque and Carlsbad NM

Fourth meeting of the committee.

Agenda


Presentations

Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
George Anastas, retired, past president of Health Physics Society

WIPP and Surplus Plutonium
Don Hancock, Southwest Research and Information Center, Director of Nuclear Waste Programs

Perspectives, Questions, and Concerns About DOE Plans to Dispose Surplus Plutonium at WIPP
Lokesh Chaturvedi, PhD, Independent Consultant

The Role of the Governor's Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force
Ken McQueen, Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico's Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department [oral comments only -- no slides]

WIPP Regulatory and Operations Overview
Todd Shrader, Manager, Carlsbad Field Office
George Basabilvazo, Chief Scientist, Carlsbad Field Office

Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center
Russell Hardy, Director, Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center

National Academies of Sciences Plutonium Disposal at WIPP
John Heaton, Chairman of the Mayor's Nuclear Task Force

Perspectives, Concerns, and Questions about DOE Plans to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at WIPP
Cathrynn Brown, State Representative and Susan Crockett, Eddy County Commissioner [oral comments only -- no slides]


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