The Most Critical Industry Issues Covered in 2017

The 4th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit will assemble over 50 of the industry's leading expers to tackle issues of critial importance such as final used fuel storage solutions, changing decommissioning contractor models, regulatory framework changes and much more.

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See below for the world-class agenda, featuring pressing topics over two-tracks such as Yucca Mountain, Centralized Interim Storage Facilities, Ageing Management, Decommissioning Contractor Models and much, much more.

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October 2: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

October 3: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:30-08:30
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
      Decommissioning Track Used Fuel Track
    8:30-9:30
    Nuclear Decommissioning Roundtable Session
    Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtable Session
     
    • Choose whether to join the Nuclear Decommissioning or Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtables
    • Discuss the hottest industry topics and questions with your peers to ensure you come away with the latest industry insight
    • Participate in the live polling and ask questions to the audience through the conference app - no need to put up your hand
    • Choose whether to join the Nuclear Decommissioning or Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtables
    • Discuss the hottest industry topics and questions with your peers to ensure you come away with the latest industry insight
    • Participate in the live polling and ask questions to the audience through the conference app - no need to put up your hand
         
    9:30-10:00
    Decommissioning cost estimating -a fresh approach
     
    • Further your knowledge on approaches to precisely estimate nuclear plant decommissioning costs required by 10 CFR 50.82(a)(4)(i)
    • Gain valuable insights into cost estimation benchmarking used in countries around the world
    • Understand how these methods can be applied to help you more effectively estimate costs in line with planned decommissioning activities
     
    10:00-10:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    10:30-11:00
    US Low-Level Rad Waste State Compacts: Possible Impacts on Future Decommissioning Projects
    Working towards a Low-Intermediate Level Waste Deep Geologic Repository in Canada
     
    • Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Policy Act of 1980 delegated responsibility for disposal of Civilian LLRW from the Federal government to the States.
    • State and regional issues, including politics, have created the patch work of LLRW disposal Compacts we have today.
    • Acceptance of responsibility to host and develop active regional disposal sites within the Compact States has been very limited.
    • The limited number of active regional disposal facilities may impact future decommissioning disposal options.
    • Get updates on efforts by utilities in Canada to advance plans for a low-intermediate level waste Deep Geologic Repository
    • Understand the regulatory requirements that need to be met to licence such a facility in Canada
    • Cross-reference contrasts between the US and Canada in their efforts to set up DGRs and share common challenges and potential solutions
     
    11:00-12:00
    Effective Trust Fund Management
    A Holtec Intl. UMAX Facility for Consolidated Interim Storage
     
    • Get to grips with the need for effective trust fund management in line with decommissioning activities, allowing you to effectively begin decommissioning in the future
    • Understand the allowable uses of the decommissioning trust fund and how the NRC is considering whether or not to allow other expenditures to be included in the trust fund, including Security Phase I and II staff costs, payments in lieu of taxes, emergency plan and licensing contractors and more
    • Refine how you plan and manage your trust fund with insights from NRC Regulatory Guidance, past practice examples and IRS guidance
    • Updates on ELEA & Holtec partnership to build the US’s first underground CISF
    • Continued local and state support in NM
    • Inherent safety features of HI-STORM UMAX system and of storing SNF underground
     
    12:00-2:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    2:00-2:30
    PRE Decommissioning Data Collection
    Adaptive Phased Management - Canada’s Plan for the Long-Term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel
     
    • Decommissioning is essentially a giant waste project.  Waste needs to be characterized to develop optimal disposition plans for individual sub-components and populations of items.  Characterization helps to develop:

      1. ALARA Plans
      2. Segmentation Plans
      3. Packaging Plans
      4. Removal Plans
      5. Transport Plans
      6. Disposal Plans
    • Get to grips with the three-year dialogue between the NWMO and specialists and the public that culminated in the beginning of work to explore potential sites for a used fuel facility
    • Understand how the APM will aim to reach an end point with the isolation of Canada’s used fuel in a deep geologic repository in a suitable area, allowing you to incorporate their project timelines into your used fuel strategy
    • Hear first-hand how the project will incorporate new knowledge into their plans with advances in technical learning, international best practices, ongoing input of the public, insight from Indigenous knowledge, changes in public policy and evolving societal expectations and values
     
    2:30-3:00
    Decommissioning Projects – Contractor’s Perspective
    Dry Storage Cask Design Features
     
    • Identifying key nuclear utility and owner drivers
    • Identifying key attributes of a nuclear decommissioning project
    • Establishing key elements of successful decommissioning project delivery
    • Identifying key nuclear utility and owner drivers
    • Identifying key attributes of a nuclear decommissioning project
    • Establishing key elements of successful decommissioning project delivery
    • Learn about the key attributes of a dry storage campaign that drives a successful decommissioning project.
    • Learn about dry cask technology features that allows low dose, low risk prompt defueling.
    • Addressing how to address prompt defueling challenges
     
    3:00-3:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    3:30-4:00
    Recent Decommissioning Case Studies
    Neutron Absorber Development and Performance for Spent Fuel Storage
     
    • Highlights of US Ecology business and initiatives
    • Review of Idaho and Michigan Waste Disposal Sites
    • Decommissioning Project Case Studies
    • Nikkeikin ACT has developed an aluminum-based neutron absorber structural material “NEXUS-3000™” in response to the needs of the dry storage/transportation market. NEXUS-3000™ supports a simpler, more efficient cask/canister basket design utilizing one material for structural fuel support, conductive heat transfer and criticality safety.
     
    4:00-4:30
    Dual and Dueling Regulations: C&D Waste Management at Nuclear Decommissioning Projects
    WOW Technology’s Innovative Treatment for HLW and ILW liquid Radwastes
     
    • This presentation highlights the interplay between state and federal requirements that govern the management and disposal of concrete and demolition waste, which can be a cost driver in a decommissioning project.
    • Revolutionary Solution - Offers superior process to decontaminate all types of liquid nuclear waste including HLW Cat.
    • WOW Benefits - Extraordinary Performance, with no production of additional waste, no device contamination and with Capex and Opex effectiveness
    • Conclusions - Wow provides a better, safer solution for liquid disposal processes and remediations. Wow offers a strategic and unprecedented process for all national nuclear repositories as well a business opportunity for many industrial operators
     

October 2: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

October 3: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:30-08:30
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
      Decommissioning Track Used Fuel Track
    8:30-9:30
    Nuclear Decommissioning Roundtable Session
    Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtable Session
     
    • Choose whether to join the Nuclear Decommissioning or Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtables
    • Discuss the hottest industry topics and questions with your peers to ensure you come away with the latest industry insight
    • Participate in the live polling and ask questions to the audience through the conference app - no need to put up your hand
    • Choose whether to join the Nuclear Decommissioning or Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtables
    • Discuss the hottest industry topics and questions with your peers to ensure you come away with the latest industry insight
    • Participate in the live polling and ask questions to the audience through the conference app - no need to put up your hand
         
    9:30-10:00
    Decommissioning cost estimating -a fresh approach
     
    • Further your knowledge on approaches to precisely estimate nuclear plant decommissioning costs required by 10 CFR 50.82(a)(4)(i)
    • Gain valuable insights into cost estimation benchmarking used in countries around the world
    • Understand how these methods can be applied to help you more effectively estimate costs in line with planned decommissioning activities
     
    10:00-10:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    10:30-11:00
    US Low-Level Rad Waste State Compacts: Possible Impacts on Future Decommissioning Projects
    Working towards a Low-Intermediate Level Waste Deep Geologic Repository in Canada
     
    • Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Policy Act of 1980 delegated responsibility for disposal of Civilian LLRW from the Federal government to the States.
    • State and regional issues, including politics, have created the patch work of LLRW disposal Compacts we have today.
    • Acceptance of responsibility to host and develop active regional disposal sites within the Compact States has been very limited.
    • The limited number of active regional disposal facilities may impact future decommissioning disposal options.
    • Get updates on efforts by utilities in Canada to advance plans for a low-intermediate level waste Deep Geologic Repository
    • Understand the regulatory requirements that need to be met to licence such a facility in Canada
    • Cross-reference contrasts between the US and Canada in their efforts to set up DGRs and share common challenges and potential solutions
     
    11:00-12:00
    Effective Trust Fund Management
    A Holtec Intl. UMAX Facility for Consolidated Interim Storage
     
    • Get to grips with the need for effective trust fund management in line with decommissioning activities, allowing you to effectively begin decommissioning in the future
    • Understand the allowable uses of the decommissioning trust fund and how the NRC is considering whether or not to allow other expenditures to be included in the trust fund, including Security Phase I and II staff costs, payments in lieu of taxes, emergency plan and licensing contractors and more
    • Refine how you plan and manage your trust fund with insights from NRC Regulatory Guidance, past practice examples and IRS guidance
    • Updates on ELEA & Holtec partnership to build the US’s first underground CISF
    • Continued local and state support in NM
    • Inherent safety features of HI-STORM UMAX system and of storing SNF underground
     
    12:00-2:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    2:00-2:30
    PRE Decommissioning Data Collection
    Adaptive Phased Management - Canada’s Plan for the Long-Term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel
     
    • Decommissioning is essentially a giant waste project.  Waste needs to be characterized to develop optimal disposition plans for individual sub-components and populations of items.  Characterization helps to develop:

      1. ALARA Plans
      2. Segmentation Plans
      3. Packaging Plans
      4. Removal Plans
      5. Transport Plans
      6. Disposal Plans
    • Get to grips with the three-year dialogue between the NWMO and specialists and the public that culminated in the beginning of work to explore potential sites for a used fuel facility
    • Understand how the APM will aim to reach an end point with the isolation of Canada’s used fuel in a deep geologic repository in a suitable area, allowing you to incorporate their project timelines into your used fuel strategy
    • Hear first-hand how the project will incorporate new knowledge into their plans with advances in technical learning, international best practices, ongoing input of the public, insight from Indigenous knowledge, changes in public policy and evolving societal expectations and values
     
    2:30-3:00
    Decommissioning Projects – Contractor’s Perspective
    Dry Storage Cask Design Features
     
    • Identifying key nuclear utility and owner drivers
    • Identifying key attributes of a nuclear decommissioning project
    • Establishing key elements of successful decommissioning project delivery
    • Identifying key nuclear utility and owner drivers
    • Identifying key attributes of a nuclear decommissioning project
    • Establishing key elements of successful decommissioning project delivery
    • Learn about the key attributes of a dry storage campaign that drives a successful decommissioning project.
    • Learn about dry cask technology features that allows low dose, low risk prompt defueling.
    • Addressing how to address prompt defueling challenges
     
    3:00-3:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    3:30-4:00
    Recent Decommissioning Case Studies
    Neutron Absorber Development and Performance for Spent Fuel Storage
     
    • Highlights of US Ecology business and initiatives
    • Review of Idaho and Michigan Waste Disposal Sites
    • Decommissioning Project Case Studies
    • Nikkeikin ACT has developed an aluminum-based neutron absorber structural material “NEXUS-3000™” in response to the needs of the dry storage/transportation market. NEXUS-3000™ supports a simpler, more efficient cask/canister basket design utilizing one material for structural fuel support, conductive heat transfer and criticality safety.
     
    4:00-4:30
    Dual and Dueling Regulations: C&D Waste Management at Nuclear Decommissioning Projects
    WOW Technology’s Innovative Treatment for HLW and ILW liquid Radwastes
     
    • This presentation highlights the interplay between state and federal requirements that govern the management and disposal of concrete and demolition waste, which can be a cost driver in a decommissioning project.
    • Revolutionary Solution - Offers superior process to decontaminate all types of liquid nuclear waste including HLW Cat.
    • WOW Benefits - Extraordinary Performance, with no production of additional waste, no device contamination and with Capex and Opex effectiveness
    • Conclusions - Wow provides a better, safer solution for liquid disposal processes and remediations. Wow offers a strategic and unprecedented process for all national nuclear repositories as well a business opportunity for many industrial operators
     

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Ben Moss

Ben Moss

Senior Industry Analyst
Nuclear Energy Insider
FCBI Energy
+1800 814 3459 x7537 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7537 (Global)
BMoss@nuclearenergyinsider.com

Joshua Bull

Robert McManus

Commercial Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
FCBI Energy
+1800 814 3459 x7204 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7204 (Global)
rmcmanus@nuclearenergyinsider.com

Record Numbers Of Sponsors And Exhibitors Already Confirmed for 2017!

2017 Gold Sponsors

  • The Dickerson Group
  • Holtec
  • TN Americas

2017 Silver Sponsors

  • aecom
  • Barnhart
  • Energy Solutions
  • Kenrich
  • Manafort
  • NAC
  • NWDemo
  • PwC
  • Robatel
  • us-ecology

2017 Bronze Sponsors

  • ABZ
  • Atkins
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Nikkeikin
  • Penhall
  • TSSD
  • Westinghouse
  • Williams

2017 Exhibitors

  • 3M
  • Bigge
  • Brokk
  • mammoet
  • Peterseninc
  • Premier
  • Sarens
  • WCS

2017 Industry Partners

  • OCNI
  • UXC