2023 Agenda

Tue, 6/6/23

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  1. 10:00 am — 5:00 pm

    Registration is Open

    Sponsored by:

  2. 1:00 pm — 1:15 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  3. 1:15 pm — 2:00 pm

    Opening Session: Future of Waste Materials Management Collaboration

  4. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    Regulatory Initiatives

    Like politics, radioactive waste management is local – at least as long as it remains near dozens of communities throughout the U.S. Hear the latest regulatory perspectives from speakers and their roles in determining how radioactive waste is managed and stored. 

  5. 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    Dominion Engineering, Inc
  6. 3:30 pm — 4:15 pm

    Nuclear Site Security

  7. 4:15 pm — 5:00 pm

    Safety Initiatives

    As this audience remembers, the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 caused the public to question the nuclear industry’s ability to safely operate nuclear power plants.  As a result, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear industry began to focus on the highest standards of care to ensure the safety of the workers, the public, and the environment. Today, the nuclear power industry is one of the safest industries in the world due to the significant progress made to improve safety over the past four decades.  This session focuses on today’s initiatives being developed and implemented at nuclear power facilities to continue the industry’s quest for the highest levels of safety.

  8. 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    Networking Reception - A Taste of the Barrel Happy Hour

    We’re excited to offer a unique opportunity to explore The Honorable Distillery’s finest spirits. From smooth bourbons to flavorful gins, each spirit has its own distinct flavor profile that will leave you wanting more. Please join us in the exhibit hall for a truly unforgettable tasting experience paired with delicious foods.


Wed, 6/7/23

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  1. 7:00 am — 5:30 pm

    Registration is Open

  2. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Networking Breakfast

    I.C.E .Service Group Inc
  3. 8:15 am — 8:30 am

    Recap from Day One

  4. 8:30 am — 9:30 am

    Transportation Efficiencies in a Post-COVID Environment

    Safe and efficient transportation of radioactive materials and waste is a critical component of our industry.  Our panelists will discuss how COVID temporarily impacted transportation and the efficiencies gained in a post COVID world.

  5. 9:30 am — 10:30 am

    Radioactive Materials Sourcing

    Brokers work as an intermediary to generators and disposal sites. They act as a single point of contact for all waste management needs which can save the generators time, money, and the overhead processes required to independently manage disposal of their materials. Hear how brokers save time, money and overhead managing materials disposal for you.

  6. 10:30 am — 11:00 am

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    UniTech Services Group Inc.
  7. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Establishing & Maintaining Valuable Engagement with Tribal and Local Communities

    This diverse panel of experts will share their perspectives, lessons learned, and recommendations for forming and maintaining positive relationships with affected communities concerning nuclear-related infrastructure. They will highlight both longstanding and new challenges and opportunities, such as DOE’s initiative on consent-based siting, that reinforce the importance of early, regular, and ongoing engagement with affected communities.

  8. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    Networking Luncheon

    Networking Luncheon

    Waste Control Specialists, LLC
  9. 1:15 pm — 2:15 pm

    Spent Fuel Management

    This session will connect the dots between activities in the government and commercial sectors.  It will begin with a broad overview of federal used fuel management programs, address efforts to improve storage strategies for federal used fuel inventories, and examine parallel efforts to both extend storage durations for commercial storage systems and prepare for used fuel arisings from advanced reactors.  

  10. 2:15 pm — 3:00 pm

    Enhancing Risk-Informed and Performance Based Used Fuel Storage

    Regulations and nuclear facility designs continue to improve toward “risk informed, performance based” frameworks, and with climate change comes an increased need for natural hazard resiliency. In this session, Dr. Stamatakos will discuss lessons learned that can be gleaned from recent advances in seismic design methods for nuclear power plants that are relevant to radiological waste storage and disposal facilities.

  11. 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    ANS, Nuclear News & Radwaste Solutions
    Radwaste Solutions
    Nuclear News / Nuclear Newswire
  12. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    Innovations from the National Labs

    This session will focus on the advances and effectiveness of the scientific and technical expertise in the DOE National Laboratory Complex (National Labs) toward meeting the objectives of both EM’s legacy nuclear waste cleanup mission and LM’s long-term surveillance and maintenance mission.  Attendees will benefit from understanding the process; future objectives; and successes that have resulted from leveraging the capabilities of the National Labs.

  13. 4:30 pm — 4:35 pm

    Modeling, Simulation and Advanced Analytics

  14. 4:35 pm — 5:30 pm

    Technology Showcase

    This panel will include demonstrations of how technologies and their application are changing and improving the way the nuclear industry, safely and effectively, performs high hazard work, aerial surveillance and cleanup missions.

  15. 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception - The RadWaste Fiesta

    Get ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana at tonight’s networking reception hosted outside by the lodge. Enjoy listening to our mariachi band while you sip on a refreshing margarita and make new connections. Indulge in our deluxe nacho and fajita bar all while enjoying the festive atmosphere. Please join us for a fiesta like no other, and we look forward to seeing you there!

    Model Performance Group

Thu, 6/8

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Networking Breakfast

    NFT, Inc
  2. 8:15 am — 8:30 am

    Recap from Day Two

  3. 8:30 am — 9:30 am

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Initiatives; New Rules, New Updates

    This session will discuss the implications of new and updated rules from the NRC that govern waste classifications and management including Part 61, GTCC and TRU waste as well as updates to the decommissioning rules

  4. 9:30 am — 10:15 am

    Reopening Decommissioned Power Plants

    The key bridge to the next generation of nuclear is ensuring that operating plants continue through their full operational lives.  With a number of plants recently shuttered, the idea of bringing one of those back to life has been met with increased interest from both the Federal Government and State Leaders.  Come hear about the challenges and benefits from a regulatory, stakeholder, governmental, and logistical perspective of Holtec’s plan to repower the Palisades facility in Michigan and how that can help show the world that a plant can safely be resurrected. 

  5. 10:15 am — 10:45 am

    Networking Break

    Networking Break

  6. 10:45 am — 11:30 am

    New Milestones and Innovations in Reactor Decommissioning

    Even as the U.S. nuclear energy market pivots to sustaining and developing reactors, some sites have shut down and progressed through decommissioning with unique and creative technology and procedures. In this session, Orano highlights their teams’ performance and innovations at the Vermont Yankee BWR and Crystal River 3 PWR accelerated decommissioning projects.

  7. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    What’s Next?

  8. 12:30 pm — 12:45 pm

    Conference Wrap Up

  9. 12:45 pm

    Conference Ends

Contact Us

General Questions and Customer Service

Tel: 888-707-5814
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Conference and Speaking Opportunities

Nancy Berlin
Program Manager
Tel: 703-527-2764
Cell: 703-868-3129
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

David Brumbach
Account Executive
Tel: 717-497-1625
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Marketing and Registration

Beth Wagner
Associate Brand Director
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Mariah Brackens
Assistant Operations Manager
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Group Publisher

Brian Nessen
Group Publisher
Tel: 713-705-1512
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