This opening session will deal with current issues affecting the business and regulatory environment for nuclear decommissioning and waste disposal.
Industry and NRC representatives will provide their perspectives on the NRC’s proposed decommissioning transition rule and its impact on planning for future projects.
License termination is emerging as a significant technological and regulatory hurdle, including workforce resource challenges, to achieving unrestricted site release. This session will explore efforts to improve the efficiency of this process.
This panel will explore opportunities and challenges in the international marketplace and touch projects in the advanced planning stages in Europe, Asia and Canada.
The Diablo Canyon decommissioning project provides the industry’s best forecast of the future, where premature shutdowns are replaced by projects thoroughly planned well in advance of plant retirement.
State and local views on decommissioning at both active and completed (“stranded”) sites are driving recent initiatives in local oversight, regulation, and tax policy. This session will explore the issues at the heart of these initiatives.
Major advances are taking place in the technology used to decommission nuclear power plants and at the same time there is increased interest the end-state of decommissioned sites and how they may be used in the future, e.g., co-generation or placement of new reactors.
Accelerated DECON requires an understanding of project costs and risks. This session will discuss best practices for managing financial risks and liabilities, and improving public confidence in the integrity of decommissioning funding assurance.
Reactor vessel/internals segmentation remains one of the more challenging aspects of a decommissioning project, as well as the packaging and disposal of the resulting materials. In this session speakers will share experiences and advancements that promise to improve future project timelines and costs.
Several long-retired reactors that are co-located with operating reactors are approaching the 60-year regulatory limit for completing decommissioning. This session will explore the options being considered by these plant owners.
Decommissioning of an accident unit poses many unique challenges. This session will provide a look the current status and innovative activities at TMI-2, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.
The NRC recently denied a petition for rulemaking that would allow the use of NDT funds during operation for disposal of major radioactive components, leaving the door open to use the exemption process for this purpose. This session will discuss an industry initiative to pursue this option.
We would like to invite you to attend a special reception on Tuesday, June 7th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. This casual outdoor gathering will include attendees to the RadWaste Summit as well. There's no need register for this reception as it is being sponsored by our friends at EnergySolutions and casual attire is encouraged.
Join us for music, beer, wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Outdoor lawn games (horse shoes, volleyball and bocci ball, etc..) are available for all attendees. This reception is your chance to have fun, create new connections, and visit with old friends. We look forward to seeing you there.
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