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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

RSO:
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
May 15, 2018 - May 17, 2018
Springhill Suites Marriott
665 Riverwalk Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402


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: Rania Kosti
Email: okosti@nas.edu
Phone: 202 334 3066
Fax:


Agenda:



Springhill Suites Marriott
665 Riverwalk Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

May 16-17, 2018


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


4:00 PM – 4:10 PM Welcome Remarks, Trish Culligan, National Academies

4:10 PM – 6:30 PM Stakeholder presentations
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Mark Clough
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM Idaho Department of Commerce, invited
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM Idaho Cleanup Project Citizens Advisory Board, Keith Branter
5:10 PM – 5:30 PM Regional Economic Development Eastern Idaho, invited
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM Fort Hall Business Council, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, invited

5:50 PM – 6:00 PM BREAK

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Public comment period







Thursday, May 17, 2018


7:20 AM – 7:30 AM Welcome Remarks, Trish Culligan, Committee Chair

7:30 AM – 11:25 AM Briefings by INL
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) Technical Issues Resolution, Joe Giebel/Leo Thompson
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) Technical Review Group Overview and observations, Richard Board
8:50 AM – 9:10 AM Overview of the Idaho Spent Nuclear Fuel Program, Mike Swain (20’)
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM BREAK
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Calcine Retrieval Project Overview, Howard Forsythe (30’)
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM Aluminum SNF Dry Storage Studies
• Extended (>50 years) Dry Storage of Aluminum Clad Spent Nuclear Fuel: Technical Considerations and Challenges, Michael Connolly
• Chemistry/Behavior of Aluminum Oxyhydroxide Layers During Aluminum Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage, Ted Lister
• Radiation Chemistry Inside Aluminum Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage Canisters, Peter Zalupski
• Multiphysics Modeling of Coupled Thermal Convective Transport of Radiolysis Generated Species Inside Sealed and Unsealed Aluminum SNF Storage Canisters, Hai Huang

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM General Questions and Discussion

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM Closing Remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Patricia Culligan
John Plodinec
Sue Clark
Barbara Hamrick
Bill Lee
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers
Pol Spanos

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Comments on key points from Hanford.
Report draft outline.
Discussion on recommended process of S&T development.
Future information gathering meetings.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: May 21, 2018