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Project Title: Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

PIN: DELS-NRSB-17-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

RSO:
Heimberg, Jennifer

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Math, Chemistry, and Physics; Policy for Science and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure


Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
2910 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

&

Skeen-Whitlock Building
WIPP Information Center
4021 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


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


Agenda:

Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Meeting #4: March 12-14, 2018



Monday, March 12, 2018


The classified subgroup will visit Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the morning of March 12.

SITE VISIT
LANL, ARIES Facility

8:00 am Welcome and the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES) Overview and Related Dilute and Dispose Activities
To Be Determined LANL Personnel

8:30 am Tour ARIES

11:00 am LUNCH on-site, catered
Meeting with dilute and dispose NNSA Staff

11:30 am End Tour


DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, Gran Quivera Room, Albuquerque, NM

No remote connection available for this meeting.

5:00 pm Call to order and welcome
• Brief introductions of committee and staff
• Review of the meeting agenda and objectives
Robert (Bob) Dynes, committee chair
Jennifer (Jenny) Heimberg, study director

5:15 pm Perspectives, Concerns, and Questions about DOE Plans to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at WIPP
George Anastas, retired, past president of Health Physics Society

5:45 pm Disposal of Plutonium at WIPP
Don Hancock, Southwest Research and Information Center, Director of Nuclear Waste Programs

6:15 pm Perspectives, Concerns, and Questions about DOE Plans to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at WIPP
Lokesh Chaturvedi, Ph.D, Independent Consultant.

6:45 pm Public Comments
The committee will listen to comments from the public. Each comment period will be limited to 3 minutes. Note that the committee accepts written comments at any time during the study. Please send written comments to Plutonium_Disposition@nas.edu.

7:15 pm ADJOURN Day One



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Skeen-Whitlock Building, Carlsbad, NM

4:00 pm Call to order and welcome
• Brief introductions of committee and staff
• Review of the meeting agenda and objectives
Robert (Bob) Dynes, committee chair

4:15 pm WIPP Regulatory and Operations Overview
Todd Shrader, Manager, Carlsbad Field Office
George Basabilvazo, Chief Scientist, Carlsbad Field Office

6:00 pm Perspectives, Concerns, and Questions about DOE Plans to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at WIPP
Russell Hardy, Director, Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center

6:30 pm Perspectives, Concerns, and Questions about DOE Plans to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at WIPP
John Heaton, Chairman of the Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force

7:00 pm Public Comments
The committee will listen to comments from the public. Each comment period will be limited to 3 minutes. Note that the committee accepts written comments at any time during the study. Please send written comments to Plutonium_Disposition@nas.edu.

7:30 pm ADJOURN Day Two


Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on March 12, 2018 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am, MDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: