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Project Title: Independent Assessment of Science and Technology for the Department of Energy’s Defense Environmental Cleanup Program

PIN: DELS-NRSB-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Kosti, Ourania

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Independent Assessment of Science and Technology for the Department of Energy’s Defense Environmental Cleanup Program
January 29, 2018 - January 30, 2018
Willcox Hotel and Savannah River Site Visit

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: Michael Hudson
Phone: 2023342583
Fax: 2023342583


Monday, January 29, 2018

1:40 PM Welcome remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
2:00 PM SRS Welcome, Tony Polk (DOE-SR)
Discussion on specific research and technology impacts and direction
• on tank waste processing, David Dooley (SRNL)/
Kent Fortenberry (SRR)
• on soil and groundwater remediation, Brian Looney (SRNL)/
Chris Bergren (SRNS)
• on deactivation and decommissioning, Mike Serrato (SRNL)/Chris Bergren (SRNS)
• on nuclear material processing & disposition, Bill Bates (SRNL)/ Jimmy Winkler (SRNS)
5:15 PM Briefings from stakeholders
• Environmental Protection Agency, Jon Richards (15’)
• SRS Citizen's Advisory Board, Gil Allensworth (15’)
• SRS Heritage Foundation, Joseph Ortaldo and Walt Joseph (10’)
• Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, Jim Marra (10’)
• SRS Community Reuse Organization, Rick McLeod (10’)
6:20 PM SRNL role in execution of EM programmatic and project technology development, Jeff Griffin (SRNL)
7:20 PM Opportunity for public comments
7:30 PM End of open session

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8:00 AM Welcome remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
8:05 AM Briefings from stakeholders (cont.)
• Economic Development Partnership, Will Williams (15’)
• S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, Shelly Wilson (20’)
8:50 AM Contractor session on research and technology needs
• in SRS Liquid Waste, Kent Fortenberry (SRR)
• in SRS Nuclear Materials and Soil and Groundwater, Chris Bergren (SRNS)
BREAK (15’)
• in SRS nuclear materials, Jimmy Winkler (SRNS)
• in selection of research and technology initiatives, Tony Polk (DOE-SR)
12:45 PM Opportunity for public comments
1:00 PM End of open session

1:00 - 7:00 PM Closed Committee Discussion

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Patricia Culligan
John Plodenic
Paul Dickman
Barbara Hamrick
Robert Jubin
Bill Lee
Alexandra Navrotsky
James Rispoli
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Site visit and report discussion

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
DOE-EM organization chart

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 6, 2018