Already confirmed... a handpicked line-up of industry experts

The world leading speaker line-up for the Nuclear Decommissionig & Used Fuel Strategy Summit brings together the finest utilities, service companies and industry exerpts in nuclear. With industry leaders, expert practitioners and front running innovators all on board to discuss and deliver advances in nuclear decommissioning and used fuel strategy, the 2018 meeting will be the best yet.

With a couple of speaking opportunities still available, contact chowlett@nuclearenergyinsider.com to enquire about joining the 2018 speaker line-up.

  • Tom Palmisano
    Southern California Edison
    Tom Palmisano VP Decommissioning and CNO
    Southern California Edison
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  • Steve Nesbit
    Duke Energy
    Steve Nesbit Director, Nuclear Policy and Support
    Duke Energy
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  • Rounette Nader
    Duke Energy
    Rounette Nader Director, License Renewal and Decommissioning
    Duke Energy
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    Rounette K. Nader is the Director of Nuclear Policy and Support at Duke Energy. Nader is responsible for decommissioning strategies for the Duke Energy fleet as well as other policy support issues for the Chief Nuclear Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President.

    Prior to becoming Director of Nuclear Policy and Support, Nader held positions in Oconee engineering, license renewal, new nuclear plant development, and business planning and strategy since joining the company in 1992.

    Nader earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and is a registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina.

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    Entergy
    Speaker TBC Entergy
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  • Jeff Hays
    Energy Solutions
    Jeff Hays SVP Commercial Decommissioning
    EnergySolutions
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    Jeff Hays is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Decommissioning for EnergySolutions. Jeff is responsible for the overall development of EnergySolutions’ commercial nuclear plant decommissioning business and related products and services. Jeff works across multiple EnergySolutions business groups and product lines to provide a full range of products and services to the emerging fleet of shutdown plants.

    Jeff has over 30 years of commercial nuclear power experience in a broad range of technical, operational, and senior leadership / executive positions. Previously, Jeff was the Vice President of Commercial Decommissioning for AREVA Inc. where he provided leadership in developing and executing AREVA’ D&D projects. Prior to this, Jeff held various leadership, business development, and technical positions for AREVA and AREVA-Transnuclear including Vice President of Back End Fuel Cycle Solutions. In this capacity, Jeff was responsible for the overall fabrication and delivery of Dry Fuel Storage systems and related products and services to North American customers. Earlier in his commercial nuclear career, Jeff held senior leadership and technical operating positions at 2 operating nuclear stations. Jeff is experienced in plant operations (SRO), chemistry, health physics, maintenance and project/outage management.

    Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Technology from Regents College, University of the State of New York and also held an SRO license at Diablo Canyon Units 1&2.

  • Katrina McMurrian
    The NWSC
    Katrina McMurrian Executive Director
    The NWSC
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  • Chris Recchia
     
    Chris Recchia Ex-Commissioner, State of Vermont
    Principle, Energy & Environment Solutions, LLC
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    Christopher (Chris) Recchia, Principle, Energy and Environment Solutions, LLC, formerly served as the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service from December of 2013 through January, 2017. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Public Service, Recchia served as Deputy Secretary for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources beginning in January, 2011. He has 35 years of experience as a leader in the development of state and federal environmental and energy policy and the implementation of programs managing natural and energy resources. Recchia served as executive director of the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) from 2007 to 2011, a national non-profit organization promoting sustainable wood energy use at the community scale. He came to BERC after a four-year tenure as executive director of the Ozone Transport Commission in Washington, DC (2003-2007), where he directed a commission of 12 mid-Atlantic and northeastern states and the District of Columbia, coordinating air pollution reduction programs and policy. Prior to that, he served as deputy and then commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (1997-2003). Recchia served as Director of Environmental Programs for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, a quasi-public authority responsible for waste management and recycling services throughout the state of Connecticut (1989-1997), and prior to that worked with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection in its Office of Coastal Programs. Recchia holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Vermont (1980), a master’s in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School (1982), and a master’s in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Management (1984). He serves as Chair of the Randolph, VT Development Review Board, served on various boards and commissions related to energy, environment and economic development, and is co-owner of a small organic farm in Randolph, VT.

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    NAC International
    David Garrido Principal Technical Specialist
    NAC International
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  • Juan Subiry
    NAC International
    Juan Subiry VP Market & Product Strategy
    NAC International
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    Juan C. Subiry is the Vice President of Market and Product Strategy for NAC International. In this role, Mr. Subiry leads the company’s development strategy for used fuel management technologies and services, including dry storage, transport cask systems and government products.. Mr. Subiry has over 24 years of experience working in the nuclear power industry, staring his career in the early 90s as a reactor engineer and fuel engineer at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut (now owned by Dominion). He then joined NAC in 1998 as a consultant where he was responsible for numerous nuclear fuel cycle projects for commercial and government clients in the U.S. and abroad, covering a wide range of initiatives from nuclear materials management and safeguards, used fuel management, and material disposition strategies. Over his tenure at NAC, Mr. Subiry has served in positions of increased responsibilities, including Director of Government Consulting, Director of Sales, and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Subiry holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Georgia State University.

  • Chris Miller
    TN Americas
    Chris Miller VP Sales & Marketing
    TN Americas
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    TN Americas
    Mike Beal Director, Business Development, Back End & Services
    TN Americas
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  • Richard Reid
    EPRI
    Richard Reid Technical Executive, Fuel and Chemistry Group
    EPRI
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    Richard Reid is a Technical Exceutive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His current research focuses on decommissioning technologies. Reid joined EPRI in 2008.

    Before joining EPRI, Reid worked in the Nuclear Sector at Westinghouse Electric Company as a Fellow Engineer in the Chemistry Diagnostics and Materials Engineering group. In this position, he was responsible for the development and application of chemical cleaning technologies. This included techniques for removing fouling deposits from the secondary coolant system in PWR plants, as well as removing radioactive deposits from the primary coolant system in all water-cooled nuclear system designs (that is, chemical decontamination methods). This work was performed at operating domestic and international nuclear power plants, decommissioned reactor sites, waste processing facilities, and U.S. government research facilities.

    Reid received Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina, and a doctorate in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. He began his career in nuclear power as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy’s Naval Reactors Program.

  • Art Wharton
    Studsvik
    Art Wharton VP Marketing
    Studsvik
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  • Elizabeth Muller
    Deep Isolation
    Elizabeth Muller Co-Founder & CEO
    Deep Isolation
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  • Stephen Burdick
    Morgan Lewis
    Stephen Burdick Partner
    Morgan Lewis
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    Stephen J. Burdick counsels clients in the nuclear industry, both inside and outside the United States. A former civilian nuclear plant engineer and nuclear plant operator, Stephen advises electric utilities, reactor developers, government entities, and other companies across the nuclear fuel cycle. Stephen’s work focuses on regulatory and litigation matters before administrative bodies, such as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and before relevant courts with a specific emphasis on new reactor projects, decommissioning, high level waste, medical isotopes, and Part 810 nuclear export controls. He is actively involved in the licensing and permitting of new US nuclear plants, including large light water reactors, small modular reactors, and advanced reactors, and he has been involved in projects evaluating or utilizing all of the NRC licensing options for new plants. Stephen guides clients through the full scope of legal issues associated with new nuclear projects, including consideration of safety and environmental matters, preparation of applications, NRC review of those applications, and litigation of applications before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board and the Commission. As the firm’s deputy facility security officer with a top-secret security clearance, Stephen also supports investigations and litigation involving classified information. Stephen was recently appointed to a second term on the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) by the Secretary of Commerce.

  • Paul Bessette
    Morgan Lewis
    Paul Bessette Partner
    Morgan Lewis
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    Paul M. Bessette counsels nuclear utilities, reactor designers, and other nuclear service providers in licensing, regulatory, adjudicatory, and litigation matters. He has litigated more than 10 lawsuits before the US Court of Federal Claims in connection with federal obligations to accept and remove spent nuclear fuel, and supports ongoing settlements of spent fuel claims with the government. He also advises clients on licensing of new-generation nuclear power plants, and counsels nuclear utilities in their applications to renew existing nuclear power plant operating licenses.

    In his energy litigation practice, Paul represented clients in the two largest settlements of spent fuel-related claims against the US government. He continues to represent numerous clients in multimillion dollar claims against the government for its ongoing failure to accept spent fuel from utilities, both in litigation and settlement.

    In his counseling practice, Paul represented two of the three applicants that successfully obtained early site permits from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the siting of potential advanced reactors. Paul also represents a designer of a small modular reactor in the preparation of a combined operating license application before the NRC, as well as a client seeking a construction permit for a first-of-a-kind medical isotope facility. He counsels nuclear medical device companies on US and international nuclear regulatory requirements.

    Paul is regulatory and adjudicatory/litigation counsel for a two-unit nuclear site in the Northeast of the United States on its license renewal application, and advises the client on highly contested regulatory, adjudicatory, and general litigation matters. Paul is also counsel for a utility seeking an operating license for a deferred nuclear plant, the first commercial nuclear plant operating license to be issued by the NRC in more than a decade.

    Before joining Morgan Lewis, Paul spent more than 15 years in the energy field as an engineer and a manager. Paul also worked as an engineer for General Electric and as an officer in the US Navy’s submarine program.

  • Nadia Glucksberg
    Haley & Aldrich
    Nadia Glucksberg Lead Hydrogeologist
    Haley & Aldrich
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    Nadia Glucksberg is a Senior Associate and hydrogeologist at Haley & Aldrich.  She has more than 25 years of experience working on the chemical (or non-radiological) side of D&D, both addressing soils, groundwater, and building materials. She has worked on several nuclear plant decommissioning projects including Zion, LaCrosse, Vermont Yankee,  Fort Calhoun and Connecticut Yankee.  She has a BA in Geology from Cornell University and a MS in Hydrogeology from the Oregon Graduate Institute and is a Licensed Professional Geologist in four states.

  • Jay Peters
    Haley & Aldrich
    Jay Peters Risk Assessment Practice Leader
    Haley & Aldrich
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    Jay Peters is the practice leader for risk assessment at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. He has 25 years of experience as a risk assessor working on sites regulated by USEPA and more than 20 states. Jay has developed risk assessments that address combined chemical and radionuclide contamination, and regulatory closure strategies that that address chemical contamination issues at nuclear decommissioning projects . He holds a BS in toxicology from Northeastern University and an MS in Environmental Health from Tufts University.

  • John Kessler
     
    John Kessler President
    J Kessler & Associates, LLC
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  • Chris Tierney
    Kenrich Group
    Chris Tierney VP and CFO
    Kenrich Group
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    Holtec
    Speaker TBC Holtec International
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2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Holtec
  • TN Americas

Silver Sponsors

  • Energy Solutions
  • keysource-tt
  • NAC
  • Thomas Thor

Bronze Sponsors

  • Brandenburg
  • Deep Isolation
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • Kenrich
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Robatel
  • Studsvik
  • TSSD

Exhibitors

  • Bigge
  • Buckner
  • mammoet
  • Peterseninc
  • Williams