Agenda

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In 2016, the Nuclear Decommissioning & Used Fuel Summit brought together an agenda full of subject matter experts, hands-on project managers, strategy-driven executives and industry commentators - and combined their knowledge to give the audience the tools to create a 360 degree decommissioning and used fuel strategy. Take a look at the agenda below to get a taster of what’s in store for 2017.

Nuclear Energy Insider is looking forward to shortly announcing the 2017 agenda with even more decommissioning updates, used fuel case studies and interactive sessions.

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MONDAY OCTOBER 3: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:00-8:45 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:45-8:50 Welcome and Introduction

Siobhan O’Meara, Sector Head, Nuclear Energy Insider

8:50-9:00 Chairs' Opening Speech

Michael Callahan, President, Government Strategies Incorporated
Bruce Lacy, President, Lacy Consulting Group

SESSION 1: OPENING PLENARY SESSION

9:00-9:30 Nuclear Energy’s Role in the Bulk Electric System 

  • Benefits and uniqueness of commercial nuclear power generation
  • Bulk electric system changes
  • North American Transmission Forum (NATF) Role, Focus, and Related Activities

Tom Galloway, President & CEO, North American Transmission Forum

9:30-10:00 Decommissioning and Used Fuel: Key to a Strong Nuclear Futur

  • Review the market conditions that are driving an uncertain future for nuclear electricity generation, accelerating plant closures and created a growing demand for cost-efficient decommissioning and dismantling services
  • Discuss how the industry can deliver certainty to host communities, to ratepayers, and to the regulator, but how we also need a similar certainty from Congress and the DOE
  • A strong and experienced decommissioning and dismantling capability will ultimately drive a stable nuclear industry in the U.S. and will be key to delivering on the nuclear promise

Frederic Bailly, Vice President Reactor D&D, AREVA

10:00-10:30 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 Interactive Polling and Q&A Session

  • Engage with the rest of the audience and the session host in an interactive polling session on the most pressing industry topics
  • Use our online app to join in audience-wide polls, ask questions and suggest topic areas to cover over the next day and a half

Hosted by Larry Camper, Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant, Talisman International

11:00-12:00 Planning, Preparing and Executing Nuclear Decommissioning Projects: The Utility/Owner Perspective

  • Get an exclusive insight into the status of the US’ shuttered or soon to be shuttered nuclear plants from the organizations managing their closure
  • Understand how nuclear utilities are adapting to current market trends by placing more emphasis on long-term planning for nuclear decommissioning
  • Hear lessons that have been learnt over the past 24 months and discuss how these learnings can be put in practice for the future
  • Discuss the challenges related to spent fuel management during the transition to decommissioning and after plant shutdown

Panel chair:
Steve Nesbit, Director, Nuclear Policy and Support, Duke Energy

Panelists:

Jim Madigan, CNO Technical Advisor and Director of Oversight, Regulatory Affairs & Nuclear Safety Culture, SCE
Paul Paradis, Decommissioning Director, Entergy
John Sauger, Executive Vice President and CNO, EnergySolutions
Loren Sharp, Senior Director Decommissioning - Diablo Canyon & Humboldt Bay, PG&E

12:00-1:15 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
SESSION 2: NUCLEAR REGULATORY, DECOMMISSIONING INDUSTRY UPDATES
SESSION 2:
ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Chairperson: Bruce Lacy, President, Lacy Consulting Group

Chairperson: Michael Callahan, President, Government Strategies Incorporated

1:15-1:45 NRC Decommissioning Update

  • Get an overview of the latest regulatory updates from the NRC’s decommissioning program

Andrea Kock, Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, U.S. NRC

1:15-1:45 Waste Vitrification At Hanford

  • Get updates on Hanford’s innovative waste vitrification facility including the latest successes and challenges
  • Review how commercial decommissioning projects can take away lessons learned from complex EM programs
  • Hear an overview of all the contracts, both large and small, that are upcoming at Hanford

Jonathan “J.D.” Dowell, Deputy Manager - Office of River Protection, U.S. Department of Energy - Hanford

1:45-2:30 Identifying And Addressing Local Stakeholder, State and NRC Interests In Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

  • Identify key differences between State, Federal and NRC regulations for nuclear power plant clean-up to ensure you’re aware of all the rules in place
  • Discuss how to adhere to regulations from multiple agencies to avoid delays in plant shutdown
  • Review how the agencies who have an interest in nuclear decommissioning can better interact with one another

Jim Hamilton, President, National Spent Fuel Collaborative
Jay Peters, Risk Assessment Practice Leader, Haley & Aldrich

1:45-2:30 Environmental Remediation of the DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation

  • Learn about the successes and challenges associated with cleanup of DOE’s diverse Oak Ridge site
  • Hear how Oak Ridge was the first place in the world to successfully complete remediation of a Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Gain an understanding of the breadth of work that remains before environmental cleanup is accomplished at the Tennessee site

Jay Mullis, Deputy Manager - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Kenneth Reuter,
President and Project Manager, UCOR

 

 

2:30-3:00 Guidance for Transitioning from Operations to Decommissioning

  • Get an overview of a guidance document that EPRI will publish this year on transitioning into decommissioning
  • The guidance includes a review of global regulations for transitioning; pre-shutdown activities that may be performed to shorten and optimize the transition period; and a review of industry experience and best practices for decommissioning transition

Richard Reid, Program Manager - Used Fuel and High Level Waste Program, EPRI

2:30-3:00 Environmental Remediation at Savannah River Site

  • Accomplishments
  • D-Area Ash Project
  • Remediation Systems in Operation
  • Transition from Active to Passive
  • Core Teams:  Nontraditional Way of Doing Business

Michael Mikolanis, Assistant Manager for Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship, U.S Department of Energy – Savannah River

3:00 - 3:30 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 3: NUCLEAR POWER PLANT DECOMMISSIONING CASE STUDIES
SESSION 3:
WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OPTIONS

3:30-4:00 Update On VY, Pilgrim and FitzPatrick

  • Hear from Entergy on its plans for shutting down Pilgrim and Vermont Yankee – the company’s most recently announced nuclear plant closures
  • Get an update on Vermont Yankee and the progress being made to set the plant up for decommissioning

Steven Scheurich, Vice President Nuclear Decommissioning, Entergy

3:30-4:00 Remediation & Deactivation At The Portsmouth And Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants

  • Learn about the continued major remediation progress at PPPO’s Ohio and Kentucky cleanup sites
  • Hear how the Portsmouth Site is approaching milestones to successfully deactivate the site’s first massive process building while also beginning construction on a new On-Site Waste Disposal Facility
  • Find out how the Paducah Deactivation Project is progressing since DOE’s successful transition of the complex to its site cleanup scope in October 2014

Robert Edwards, Manager, U.S Department of Energy - Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

4:00-4:45 Business Models for Decommissioning Projects

  • Discuss the unique business models that have emerged for decommissioning project execution
  • Understand the legal mechanisms that have been developed to achieve commercial objectives
  • Review license stewardship at (Zion, LaCrosse) and multi-owner oversight of a Decommissioning General Contractor (San Onofre)

John Matthews, Partner,Morgan Lewis
Ingrid Myers, Partner, Morgan Lewis
Russ Workman, General Counsel, EnergySolutions
Walker Matthews, Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison Company

4:00-4:45 Part 61 – Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Implementation phase
  • GTCC? How long will the process take?
  • What’s next? Can DOE & Industry capitalize on the new Part 61?

Panel chair:
Michael Callahan,
President, Government Strategies Incorporated

Panelists:
Andrea Kock,
Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, U.S. NRC
Rick McLeod, Executive Director, SRSCRO
Anne White, CEO, Wolverine Nuclear Solutions

 

4:45-5:15 SONGS Decommissioning: The Next Steps

  • Learn about the progress being made at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to safely decommission the plant
  • Review how SCE is working with local stakeholders and regulators to ensure the plant is decommissioned safely and on time and budget

Jim Madigan, CNO Technical Advisor and Director of Oversight, Regulatory Affairs & Nuclear Safety Culture, SCE

4:45-5:15 HI-STORE - A Holtec International UMAX Facility for Consolidated Interim Storage

  • Get the latest on the exclusive commercial interim storage facility ELEA and Holtec partnership to build the US’s first underground consolidated interim storage facility
  • Continued local and State support in NM
  • Inherent safety features of the HI-STORM UMAX system and storing SNF underground

Joy Russell, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Holtec International

5:15-5:45 Team Holtec, LLC

  • Team Holtec’s expert members and their core competencies
  • Holtec’s strategy to execute decommissioning of shut-down plants
  • Holtec’s dry storage technology allows for quick fuel off-loading from pools to dry storage

Pierre Oneid, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Holtec International

5:15-5:45 Licensing a Commercial ISFSI at the WCS Site

  • Get the latest on the exclusive commercial interim storage facility program being pioneered by AREVA and WCS
  • Understand how AREVA ad WCS are liaising with the NRC and DOE to ensure success on this first-of-a-kind project
  • Discover the full schedule from notice of intent to completion and understand the requirements at each stage of the process

Rod Baltzer, President, Waste Control Specialists
Jeffery Isakson,
Vice President Business Operations, AREVA TN

5:45-6:15 Case study: Decommissioning progress at Zion

  • Take away lessons learned from EnergySolutions’ experience of large scale nuclear power reactor decommissioning at Zion

John Sauger, EVP & CNO, EnergySolutions

5:45-6:15 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – Resumption of Waste Operations

  • The fire and radiological event leading to the shut-down of WIPP
  • The response and recovery actions resulting from the event investigation
  • Status and schedule for resumption of waste operations

James Blankenhorn, WIPP Recovery Manager and Deputy Project Manager, Nuclear Waste Partnership

6:15-7:45 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 4: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
SESSION 4: INTERACTIVE SESSION
SESSION 4: INTERACTIVE SESSION

9:00-10:30 Nuclear Decommissioning Roundtables

  • 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

Hosted by
Siobhan O'Meara, Sector Head, Nuclear Energy Insider
Bruce Lacy, President, Lacy Consulting Group

9:00-10:30 Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtables

  • 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

Hosted by Larry Camper, Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant, Talisman International

10:30-11:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 5:
NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING CASE STUDIES
SESSION 5: USED FUEL REGULATORY, TECHNOLOGY, AND R&D UPDATES

11:00-11:30 Nuclear Decommissioning in Canada

  • Get the latest on a major nuclear decommissioning project due to take place in Canada
  • Review project timelines and opportunities to get involved in the supply chain
  • Explore the regulations that govern the decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Canada

Rina Vijay, Section Manager, OPG

11:00-11:30 Dry Storage Cask Design Features to Efficiently Defuel a Nuclear Plant Prior to Decommissioning

  • 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

Juan Subiry, Vice President, Market and Product Strategy, NAC International

11:30-12:00 US Ecology Update and Decommissioning Case Studies

  • Highlights of US Ecology business and initiatives
  • Review of Idaho and Michigan Waste Disposal Sites
  • Decommissioning Project Case Studies

Joe Weismann, Director of Radiological Affairs, US Ecology

11:30-12:00 Driving Innovation and Cost Efficiencies in Used Fuel Management

  • New advancements to maximize storage density for current sites and future interim consolidated storage
  • Storage designs that feature corrosion-proof materials and aging management features
  • Storage designs that feature corrosion-proof materials and aging management features

Chris Miller, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AREVA TN

12:00-12:30 Decommissioning Strategies and Alternative Business Models

  • Key decision points
  • Alternative business models
  • Strategic considerations

Thomas Magette, Managing Director, PWC

12:00-12:30 License Renewals for Dry Cask Storage

  • Hear about relicensing dry cask storage from EnergySolutions, the first company to complete the NRC process for relicensing a certified cask design
  • Review the key factors behind a successful relicensing including implementing an efficient aging management program to guarantee your relicensing efforts are achieved

Robert Quinn, VP Cask & Container Technology, EnergySolutions

12:30-2:00 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
SESSION 6: TECHNICAL DECOMMISSIONING CHALLENGES
SESSION 6: USED FUEL MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES

2:00-2:30 Records Management – A Decommissioning Perspective

  • Decommissioning Records Management Process Improvements
  • Records Backlog Inventory and Classification
  • Technical and Regulatory Approach for Records Disposition Prior to Turnover to Decommissioning General Contractor

Sushil C. Jain, President and CEO, Empyrean Services
Patricia G. Tuite,
Managing Director, Empyrean Services


2:00-2:30 Aging Management For Dry Cask Storage

  • Get the latest on aging management techniques for your dry cask storage
  • Discuss long-term degradation of welded stainless steel dry spent fuel storage canisters
  • Debate the importance of integration of R&D and licensing needs

John Kessler, President, J. Kessler & Associates

2:30-3:00 Groundwater Investigation Tools: Using Dye Tracer Studies To Confirm Groundwater Models

  • Review how tritium groundwater contamination is an issue at both active and decommissioning plants and why it can cause major challenges
  • Understand why fluorescent dyes tracer studies are defensible way to understand groundwater flow, confirm source areas

Russell Schuck, Principal Market Segment Leader, Haley & Aldrich

2:30-3:00 Summary Of R&D In The EPRI Used Fuel Management Program

  • Get an overview of EPRI’s current and future R&D efforts
  • Hear the latest on studies to characterize and confirm the material properties of cladding materials in high burnup fuel during storage and transportation
  • Learn more about EPRI’s work into the development of aging management guidance for canister-based dry storage systems

Richard Reid, Program Manager - Used Fuel and High Level Waste Program, EPRI

3:00 CHAIRS’ CLOSING REMARKS AND CONFERENCE CLOSE

MONDAY OCTOBER 3: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:00-8:45 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:45-8:50 Welcome and Introduction

Siobhan O’Meara, Sector Head, Nuclear Energy Insider

8:50-9:00 Chairs' Opening Speech

Michael Callahan, President, Government Strategies Incorporated
Bruce Lacy, President, Lacy Consulting Group

SESSION 1: OPENING PLENARY SESSION

9:00-9:30 Nuclear Energy’s Role in the Bulk Electric System 

  • Benefits and uniqueness of commercial nuclear power generation
  • Bulk electric system changes
  • North American Transmission Forum (NATF) Role, Focus, and Related Activities

Tom Galloway, President & CEO, North American Transmission Forum

9:30-10:00 Decommissioning and Used Fuel: Key to a Strong Nuclear Futur

  • Review the market conditions that are driving an uncertain future for nuclear electricity generation, accelerating plant closures and created a growing demand for cost-efficient decommissioning and dismantling services
  • Discuss how the industry can deliver certainty to host communities, to ratepayers, and to the regulator, but how we also need a similar certainty from Congress and the DOE
  • A strong and experienced decommissioning and dismantling capability will ultimately drive a stable nuclear industry in the U.S. and will be key to delivering on the nuclear promise

Frederic Bailly, Vice President Reactor D&D, AREVA

10:00-10:30 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 Interactive Polling and Q&A Session

  • Engage with the rest of the audience and the session host in an interactive polling session on the most pressing industry topics
  • Use our online app to join in audience-wide polls, ask questions and suggest topic areas to cover over the next day and a half

Hosted by Larry Camper, Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant, Talisman International

11:00-12:00 Planning, Preparing and Executing Nuclear Decommissioning Projects: The Utility/Owner Perspective

  • Get an exclusive insight into the status of the US’ shuttered or soon to be shuttered nuclear plants from the organizations managing their closure
  • Understand how nuclear utilities are adapting to current market trends by placing more emphasis on long-term planning for nuclear decommissioning
  • Hear lessons that have been learnt over the past 24 months and discuss how these learnings can be put in practice for the future
  • Discuss the challenges related to spent fuel management during the transition to decommissioning and after plant shutdown

Panel chair:
Steve Nesbit, Director, Nuclear Policy and Support, Duke Energy

Panelists:

Jim Madigan, CNO Technical Advisor and Director of Oversight, Regulatory Affairs & Nuclear Safety Culture, SCE
Paul Paradis, Decommissioning Director, Entergy
John Sauger, Executive Vice President and CNO, EnergySolutions
Loren Sharp, Senior Director Decommissioning - Diablo Canyon & Humboldt Bay, PG&E

12:00-1:15 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
SESSION 2: NUCLEAR REGULATORY, DECOMMISSIONING INDUSTRY UPDATES
SESSION 2:
ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Chairperson: Bruce Lacy, President, Lacy Consulting Group

Chairperson: Michael Callahan, President, Government Strategies Incorporated

1:15-1:45 NRC Decommissioning Update

  • Get an overview of the latest regulatory updates from the NRC’s decommissioning program

Andrea Kock, Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, U.S. NRC

1:15-1:45 Waste Vitrification At Hanford

  • Get updates on Hanford’s innovative waste vitrification facility including the latest successes and challenges
  • Review how commercial decommissioning projects can take away lessons learned from complex EM programs
  • Hear an overview of all the contracts, both large and small, that are upcoming at Hanford

Jonathan “J.D.” Dowell, Deputy Manager - Office of River Protection, U.S. Department of Energy - Hanford

1:45-2:30 Identifying And Addressing Local Stakeholder, State and NRC Interests In Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

  • Identify key differences between State, Federal and NRC regulations for nuclear power plant clean-up to ensure you’re aware of all the rules in place
  • Discuss how to adhere to regulations from multiple agencies to avoid delays in plant shutdown
  • Review how the agencies who have an interest in nuclear decommissioning can better interact with one another

Jim Hamilton, President, National Spent Fuel Collaborative
Jay Peters, Risk Assessment Practice Leader, Haley & Aldrich

1:45-2:30 Environmental Remediation of the DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation

  • Learn about the successes and challenges associated with cleanup of DOE’s diverse Oak Ridge site
  • Hear how Oak Ridge was the first place in the world to successfully complete remediation of a Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Gain an understanding of the breadth of work that remains before environmental cleanup is accomplished at the Tennessee site

Jay Mullis, Deputy Manager - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Kenneth Reuter,
President and Project Manager, UCOR

 

 

2:30-3:00 Guidance for Transitioning from Operations to Decommissioning

  • Get an overview of a guidance document that EPRI will publish this year on transitioning into decommissioning
  • The guidance includes a review of global regulations for transitioning; pre-shutdown activities that may be performed to shorten and optimize the transition period; and a review of industry experience and best practices for decommissioning transition

Richard Reid, Program Manager - Used Fuel and High Level Waste Program, EPRI

2:30-3:00 Environmental Remediation at Savannah River Site

  • Accomplishments
  • D-Area Ash Project
  • Remediation Systems in Operation
  • Transition from Active to Passive
  • Core Teams:  Nontraditional Way of Doing Business

Michael Mikolanis, Assistant Manager for Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship, U.S Department of Energy – Savannah River

3:00 - 3:30 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 3: NUCLEAR POWER PLANT DECOMMISSIONING CASE STUDIES
SESSION 3:
WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OPTIONS

3:30-4:00 Update On VY, Pilgrim and FitzPatrick

  • Hear from Entergy on its plans for shutting down Pilgrim and Vermont Yankee – the company’s most recently announced nuclear plant closures
  • Get an update on Vermont Yankee and the progress being made to set the plant up for decommissioning

Steven Scheurich, Vice President Nuclear Decommissioning, Entergy

3:30-4:00 Remediation & Deactivation At The Portsmouth And Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants

  • Learn about the continued major remediation progress at PPPO’s Ohio and Kentucky cleanup sites
  • Hear how the Portsmouth Site is approaching milestones to successfully deactivate the site’s first massive process building while also beginning construction on a new On-Site Waste Disposal Facility
  • Find out how the Paducah Deactivation Project is progressing since DOE’s successful transition of the complex to its site cleanup scope in October 2014

Robert Edwards, Manager, U.S Department of Energy - Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

4:00-4:45 Business Models for Decommissioning Projects

  • Discuss the unique business models that have emerged for decommissioning project execution
  • Understand the legal mechanisms that have been developed to achieve commercial objectives
  • Review license stewardship at (Zion, LaCrosse) and multi-owner oversight of a Decommissioning General Contractor (San Onofre)

John Matthews, Partner,Morgan Lewis
Ingrid Myers, Partner, Morgan Lewis
Russ Workman, General Counsel, EnergySolutions
Walker Matthews, Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison Company

4:00-4:45 Part 61 – Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Implementation phase
  • GTCC? How long will the process take?
  • What’s next? Can DOE & Industry capitalize on the new Part 61?

Panel chair:
Michael Callahan,
President, Government Strategies Incorporated

Panelists:
Andrea Kock,
Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, U.S. NRC
Rick McLeod, Executive Director, SRSCRO
Anne White, CEO, Wolverine Nuclear Solutions

 

4:45-5:15 SONGS Decommissioning: The Next Steps

  • Learn about the progress being made at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to safely decommission the plant
  • Review how SCE is working with local stakeholders and regulators to ensure the plant is decommissioned safely and on time and budget

Jim Madigan, CNO Technical Advisor and Director of Oversight, Regulatory Affairs & Nuclear Safety Culture, SCE

4:45-5:15 HI-STORE - A Holtec International UMAX Facility for Consolidated Interim Storage

  • Get the latest on the exclusive commercial interim storage facility ELEA and Holtec partnership to build the US’s first underground consolidated interim storage facility
  • Continued local and State support in NM
  • Inherent safety features of the HI-STORM UMAX system and storing SNF underground

Joy Russell, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Holtec International

5:15-5:45 Team Holtec, LLC

  • Team Holtec’s expert members and their core competencies
  • Holtec’s strategy to execute decommissioning of shut-down plants
  • Holtec’s dry storage technology allows for quick fuel off-loading from pools to dry storage

Pierre Oneid, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Holtec International

5:15-5:45 Licensing a Commercial ISFSI at the WCS Site

  • Get the latest on the exclusive commercial interim storage facility program being pioneered by AREVA and WCS
  • Understand how AREVA ad WCS are liaising with the NRC and DOE to ensure success on this first-of-a-kind project
  • Discover the full schedule from notice of intent to completion and understand the requirements at each stage of the process

Rod Baltzer, President, Waste Control Specialists
Jeffery Isakson,
Vice President Business Operations, AREVA TN

5:45-6:15 Case study: Decommissioning progress at Zion

  • Take away lessons learned from EnergySolutions’ experience of large scale nuclear power reactor decommissioning at Zion

John Sauger, EVP & CNO, EnergySolutions

5:45-6:15 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – Resumption of Waste Operations

  • The fire and radiological event leading to the shut-down of WIPP
  • The response and recovery actions resulting from the event investigation
  • Status and schedule for resumption of waste operations

James Blankenhorn, WIPP Recovery Manager and Deputy Project Manager, Nuclear Waste Partnership

6:15-7:45 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 4: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
SESSION 4: INTERACTIVE SESSION
SESSION 4: INTERACTIVE SESSION

9:00-10:30 Nuclear Decommissioning Roundtables

  • 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

Hosted by
Siobhan O'Meara, Sector Head, Nuclear Energy Insider
Bruce Lacy, President, Lacy Consulting Group

9:00-10:30 Used Fuel and Waste Management Roundtables

  • 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

Hosted by Larry Camper, Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant, Talisman International

10:30-11:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 5:
NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING CASE STUDIES
SESSION 5: USED FUEL REGULATORY, TECHNOLOGY, AND R&D UPDATES

11:00-11:30 Nuclear Decommissioning in Canada

  • Get the latest on a major nuclear decommissioning project due to take place in Canada
  • Review project timelines and opportunities to get involved in the supply chain
  • Explore the regulations that govern the decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Canada

Rina Vijay, Section Manager, OPG

11:00-11:30 Dry Storage Cask Design Features to Efficiently Defuel a Nuclear Plant Prior to Decommissioning

  • 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

Juan Subiry, Vice President, Market and Product Strategy, NAC International

11:30-12:00 US Ecology Update and Decommissioning Case Studies

  • Highlights of US Ecology business and initiatives
  • Review of Idaho and Michigan Waste Disposal Sites
  • Decommissioning Project Case Studies

Joe Weismann, Director of Radiological Affairs, US Ecology

11:30-12:00 Driving Innovation and Cost Efficiencies in Used Fuel Management

  • New advancements to maximize storage density for current sites and future interim consolidated storage
  • Storage designs that feature corrosion-proof materials and aging management features
  • Storage designs that feature corrosion-proof materials and aging management features

Chris Miller, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AREVA TN

12:00-12:30 Decommissioning Strategies and Alternative Business Models

  • Key decision points
  • Alternative business models
  • Strategic considerations

Thomas Magette, Managing Director, PWC

12:00-12:30 License Renewals for Dry Cask Storage

  • Hear about relicensing dry cask storage from EnergySolutions, the first company to complete the NRC process for relicensing a certified cask design
  • Review the key factors behind a successful relicensing including implementing an efficient aging management program to guarantee your relicensing efforts are achieved

Robert Quinn, VP Cask & Container Technology, EnergySolutions

12:30-2:00 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
SESSION 6: TECHNICAL DECOMMISSIONING CHALLENGES
SESSION 6: USED FUEL MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES

2:00-2:30 Records Management – A Decommissioning Perspective

  • Decommissioning Records Management Process Improvements
  • Records Backlog Inventory and Classification
  • Technical and Regulatory Approach for Records Disposition Prior to Turnover to Decommissioning General Contractor

Sushil C. Jain, President and CEO, Empyrean Services
Patricia G. Tuite,
Managing Director, Empyrean Services


2:00-2:30 Aging Management For Dry Cask Storage

  • Get the latest on aging management techniques for your dry cask storage
  • Discuss long-term degradation of welded stainless steel dry spent fuel storage canisters
  • Debate the importance of integration of R&D and licensing needs

John Kessler, President, J. Kessler & Associates

2:30-3:00 Groundwater Investigation Tools: Using Dye Tracer Studies To Confirm Groundwater Models

  • Review how tritium groundwater contamination is an issue at both active and decommissioning plants and why it can cause major challenges
  • Understand why fluorescent dyes tracer studies are defensible way to understand groundwater flow, confirm source areas

Russell Schuck, Principal Market Segment Leader, Haley & Aldrich

2:30-3:00 Summary Of R&D In The EPRI Used Fuel Management Program

  • Get an overview of EPRI’s current and future R&D efforts
  • Hear the latest on studies to characterize and confirm the material properties of cladding materials in high burnup fuel during storage and transportation
  • Learn more about EPRI’s work into the development of aging management guidance for canister-based dry storage systems

Richard Reid, Program Manager - Used Fuel and High Level Waste Program, EPRI

3:00 CHAIRS’ CLOSING REMARKS AND CONFERENCE CLOSE

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Record Numbers Of Sponsors And Exhibitors Already Confirmed for 2017!

2017 Gold Sponsors

  • The Dickerson Group
  • Holtec

2017 Silver Sponsors

  • NAC
  • Robatel
  • us-ecology

2017 Bronze Sponsors

  • Black Diamond Services
  • TSSD

2017 Exhibitors

  • mammoet
  • Peterseninc